According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple suppliers in China will begin mass production of its largest iPhones next month.
People reportedly familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that Apple is preparing a model with a 4.7-inch display which may be available to ship around September and another 5.5-inch version that be available at the same time.
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The new iPhones will also be rounder and thinner than previous models, said one of the people. Production of the 5.5-inch model is more complicated than the smaller version, resulting in lower production efficiency that must be overcome before manufacturing volume can be increased, said the person.
Apple is developing new iPhone designs including bigger screens with curved glass and enhanced sensors that can detect different levels of pressure, Bloomberg News reported in November. Called 2.5-dimension glass, the material lets manufacturers taper the edges of the screen where the bezel meets the frame of a smartphone.[/su_quote]