Apple has begun production of 4.7in and 5.5in versions of its iPhone 6 smartphone in time for a September launch, according to widespread reports.
Bloomberg broke the news on Tuesday, reporting that a number of unnamed sources familiar with the matter revealed Apple's plans to release iPhones with larger screens.
The report suggested the iPhone 6 models will feature a redesigned metal casing that is "thinner and more curved" than past iPhones. The sources also revealed the iPhone 6 will house an upgraded rear camera sensor and will have longer battery life and wireless-charging support.
Finally a source suggested the larger 5.5in version of the iPhone 6 may be in short supply when it is first released, as it is more complex and difficult to build than the smaller version.
Other details about the iPhone 6 remain vague, although reports have broken suggesting it will have a 1704x960 resolution display and will be powered by a, currently unconfirmed, next-generation A8 processor. The iPhone 6 is also expected to run using Apple's latest iOS 8 mobile operating system.
Apple unveiled iOS 8 at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) earlier in June. The update adds a number of new features including OS X Continuity, third-party keyboard support and the ability to add widgets to the Notification Center. For a list of iOS 8's most interesting features check out V3's top 10 guide.
The leak follows recent reports that Foxconn, the factory that makes iPhones, is recruiting an additional 100,000 factory workers to produce the iPhone 6 models.
Apple maintains a strict policy of "not commenting on rumour and speculation" making it difficult to gauge the authenticity of Bloomberg's report. For a look at the current rumours about the iPhone 6 check out V3's guide.
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