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iPhone 'phablet' to start production next month: report

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Jun 2014 22:38 User comments (2)

iPhone 'phablet' to start production next month: report According to new sources, Apple's suppliers in China will begin mass production of the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone and also the 5.5-inch 'phablet' model in the next month.
As with past reports, the slightly larger iPhone will be available for shipment to retailers in September, while the 5.5-inch version will be available slightly later but still in 2014.

Apple is finally moving to screen sizes that have been the "norm" for Android and Windows Phone devices for a couple of years, and some research has even found that nearly 40 percent of Android devices sold in China in 2014 so far have been 5 inches or larger. The current lineup of iPhones have a small 4-inch display.

The iPhone is Apple's most important device, but the company has been panned of late for lack of innovation with the device which has remained relatively the same for the last two years. The smartphone brought in $91 billion in revenue for the company last year, more than most Fortune 500 companies had.

Leaked photos show that the device will be longer than their predecessors, keeping the same ppi with a higher resolution. Additionally, the edges will be rounder and the device will keep getting thinner and potentially lighter. The devices will launch with iOS 8 and the new fitness tracking platform HealthKit.

Source:
Bloomberg

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2 user comments

125.6.2014 10:47

It's just going to keep growing longer... ha ha ha ha

225.6.2014 19:29

Originally posted by magictown:
It's just going to keep growing longer... ha ha ha ha
If you swipe it, then it will grow. Oh were we still talking about the iPhone. ha-ha

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