Report: Apple To Produce Larger iPhones In July

News & Views | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 06/24/2014 | 01:30 PM EDT

Tech company seeks to wane off smartphone competitors by joining the trend

For all you loyal Apple consumers out there, you may not have to wait much longer for the release of the new iPhone. The tech company is reportedly set to start production of its new line of mobile devices this July in China.


In an attempt to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy phones, Apple is said to be going bigger - literally. The tech giant is gearing up production of iPhones with 4.7 and 5.5-inch screen sizes, which may be shipped to retailers around September, according to Bloomberg.

Apple launches new versions of the smartphone line that drives half its business around the fall of every year. The tech industry has long speculated that Apple was planning on designing and selling a device with a larger screen, which have become quite popular in Asia and elsewhere.

In the last quarter of the smartphone market share, Apple has slipped to second place thanks to the increasing popularity of Androids, which led the company in every region except for Japan.

The NY Post reports:

Hon Hai Precision Industry will recruit over 100,000 people in mainland China to produce the newest iPhone from Apple, Taiwan’s Economic Daily News reported on Monday, in what the report called the firm’s largest single hiring spree in China.

Fellow Taiwanese contract manufacturer Pegatron Corp will also expand its workforce in one mainland factory by 30 percent, in response to expected high demand for the new iPhone.

Though excitement is sure to come at the release of such news, Apple has not yet confirmed any information on the reported new iPhone.

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