Apple to unveil 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 variants in September: Nikkei

We had started hearing about the alleged iPhone 6 even before Apple launched the iPhone 5s, 5c models, and the rumour mill just doesn’t seem to take a break.


A new report by Nikkei suggests that the company is all set to globally unveil its newest iPhone 'as early as September'. The display of the yet-to-be-announced iPhone has been the talk of the town, and we have heard about the larger displays before. The report now reveals that the iPhone 6 is expected to be made available in two variants - one with a 4.7-inch display and the other with a 5.5-inch display. This isn’t the first time we are hearing about two variants of iPhone 6 for 2014. However, earlier both variants were rumoured to feature a 4.8-inch display.


The report further reveals Apple’s plans to employ higher-resolution liquid crystal display screens from Sharp, Japan Display and South Korea's LG Display. Sharp's Kameyama factory, Japan Display's Mobara plant is expected to begin mass producing the liquid crystal display panels by April-June, points out the report. LG Electronics is likely to supply the panels.


While Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has reportedly started producing chips for the iPhone 6, manufacturers are believed to have begun building components like fingerprint sensors and chips for liquid-crystal drivers.


The rumours around the alleged iPhone 6 kick started with analysts predicting a 4.8-inch display for the next-gen Apple device, backed by revelations from component suppliers. iOS 8 is expected to debut with the iPhone 6 and word is Apple is betting big on health and fitness tracking features, and will come integrated with the Healthbook app. Reports also claim that iOS 8 wouldn’t be much different from iOS7 in terms of the UI and only has minor changes.  Click here for the complete rumour round-up of the next-gen iPhone 6.

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