The world expects Apple to unveil the iPhone 6 in September because that’s usually when the company shows off its new smartphones. We have heard conflicting reports so far about the production process of the iPhone 6 and today’s report does anything to clear things up. According to a post on Weibo the iPhone 6 is currently in product validation test stage which is apparently the last stage before mass production begins.
Basically what happens in the product validation test is that the assembly line goes up to full speed so that it can determined whether or not any glitches remain in the process. For quality control check a limited number of units are also put together. Once everything works out, mass production starts.
It should be noted though that previous reports originating out of China claimed that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be mass produced in August whereas the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 won’t hit assembly lines until the second week of August. Since this report doesn’t make a distinction between the two expected iPhone 6 units, its difficult to say exactly which model is being talked about here.
It would be perfectly fine to take this information with a grain of salt even though it is believed to come from a source inside Foxconn’s production facility. As usual, Apple isn’t commenting on rumors about its supply chain, so the only thing we can really do is wait and see when it makes the new iPhones official.