Rumor has it that Apple is now starting to finalize its supply chain plans for the production of this year’s iPhones. If you keep up with news about the company then you might have already heard that its expected to launch 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models this year. According to a latest rumor both models might be manufactured by Foxconn. Apple has traditionally relied upon this manufacturer for the bulk of its iPhone production.
The rumor comes in from Digitimes, a Taiwanese trade publication that has a hit or miss track record. Citing supply chain sources the publication claims that while Pegatron will join Foxconn in producing iPhone 6 units it would only be given 30 percent of the orders for the 4.7-inch model. Apparently only Foxconn will be tasked with the manufacturing of the 5.7-inch iPhone 6.
It further adds that the existing 4-inch iPhone will continue to live on as well. Apple may offer it at a reduced price alongside the new iPhones which are expected to get a price hike this time around. Moreover the company will have something to offer to customers in emerging markets where the latest iPhones are often out of the reach of most customers.
Previous rumors suggest that Apple might unveil the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 a few months before the 5.5-inch model. Obviously the company hasn’t confirmed any of this so a grain of salt is advised.