More and more rumors about Apple’s iPhone 6 are surfacing.
A report by Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, which has been widely circulated in the tech blogosphere, says that Apple’s manufacturing partners Foxconn and Pegatron have hired over 100,000 employees to mass produce the device, with production starting next month.
Citing unnamed sources familiar with the plans, Bloomberg also reported that Apple suppliers in China will begin mass production of two large-screen iPhones next month. The smaller model will have a 4.7 inch display screen, according to Bloomberg, and the larger will have a 5.5 inch display screen. Both screens are larger than the current 4-inch display of the iPhone 5s.
A consumer survey has revealed that the most wanted new feature from Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 isn’t a bigger screen. It’s better battery life.
RBC Capital Markets polled more than 4,000 consumers and found what they desire most from a new iPhone is better battery life, followed by a larger screen size. While the iPhone 6 is expected to come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models, vs. the current 4-inch display for the iPhone 5 series, the expected battery life hasn’t been revealed.
The Space Grey iPhone 6 model has been spotted in some high-resolution photographs alongside the HTC One M8 and iPhone 5.
According to the new reports, this iPhone 6 is a real beta device and is a strong representation of what we’ll see when the phone is officially launched later this year.
This is only a dummy unit and therefore is missing the Apple logo on the back and the device won’t actually power on, but it gives us a good idea as to how the iPhone 6 will compare to its predecessors and HTC rival.