This latest iPhone 6 rumor may push the envelope even further than previous rumors, claiming a display size that’s even bigger. Reuters’ Clare Jim, Reiji Murai and Poornima Gupta report that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is said to be considering an iPhone 6 with a 4.7 inch and 5.7 inch screen.
The Latest Big Screen Rumors On The iPhone 6
According to the report from Reuters, the sources include some who are in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s supply chain in Asia. They said the company has approached suppliers with plans, possibly for the iPhone 6, which have larger screens.
They also said that at this point, it’s still unclear whether Apple will actually launch an iPhone with bigger screens. The sources said Apple often changes the specs of its products at the last second, so they’re never sure of which set of plans is the prototype that will actually be used to build the product.
Renewed Claims About A Low-Cost iPhone
Reuters’ sources also claim that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may launch a less expensive iPhone in five or six different colors. This would seem to confirm previous rumors which have stated the same thing. However this time around, we have a possible price tag for the supposed device: $99. That’s much lower than the price tag some analysts have been putting on a less expensive iPhone.
In addition, the timing on the low-cost iPhone could end up being pushed into next year, unlike continued claims that we will see it this year. It isn’t clear if $99 will be the final price set by Apple.
Timing On The iPhone 6 And Low-Cost iPhone
According to Reuters, test production for both the iPhone 6 / 5S with the larger screen and also the low-cost iPhone is expected to begin next month. The company is said to be ramping production up in August and then launch the devices in September.
The media company said its sources claim that trial production on the models was previously expected to begin this month, but the color mixing is not moving along as quickly as originally was expected. The source said 20 million plastic iPhones are scheduled to ship in the quarter which spans from October to December.
There are a couple of tidbits that can be picked up from these timelines reported by Reuters. One analyst predicted that the iPhone 6 would be out in early 2014, which may not be too far off if it doesn’t ship until December. Another analyst had already said that Apple was ramping up production of the iPhone 6 in August for a September release.