Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6 begins mass production this month, 5.5-inch model in August

“Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronic goods, will begin mass production of Apple Inc’s next-generation iPhone this month, local media reported Friday,” Michael Gold reports for Reuters.

“Mass production of a 4.7-inch successor to the wildly popular iPhone 5 series of smartphones will begin during the third week of July, Taiwan’s Economic Daily News said, without citing sources,” Gold reports. “Production of a 5.5-inch version will begin during the second week of August, it said.”

Gold reports, “A separate report issued Thursday by a China state-run news service said Hon Hai is planning to hire 100,000 workers at its mainland facilities to meet future demand for the gadget.”

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  1. Did a China state-run news service really refer to the iPhone as a “gadget”? In iPhone is a hand held computer that also makes phone calls. According to Webster, a gadget is “an often small mechanical or electronic device with a practical use but often thought of as a novelty.” Those who ever considered the iPhone as a novelty have been proven SO wrong.

    1. Let’s not get too anal I have never thought of gadgets as anything other than a small electronic or mechanical device be it trivial or novelty or complex and highly useful and everything in between. Why get snooty about it or do we do what the Germans like to do and call a damn drill an ‘electronic drilling device’ just so we can marvel at the complexities and importance of the device while getting all defensive.

  2. i almost don’t care what it is if it’s new Apple hardware i know i want it yesterday. i think they’re starving the world to better demonstrate how much all these copycats are stealing their ideas and selling them.

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