Skip to comments.iPhone 6 is go! Foxconn has hired 100,000 workers to make handset and ‘phablet’ iPhone too
Posted on 07/18/2014 6:16:47 PM PDT by dennisw
phablet phone will go on sale this year
4.7-inch iPhone production to start third week of July 5.5-inch version scheduled for second week of August
Recent video shows the 4.7inch handset's sapphire glass screen being bent, twisted, scratched with keys and even stabbed with a knife t is a tale of two phone firms.
As Microsoft confirms it is laying off 18,000 workers, mainly in the mobile phone business it bought from Nokia...
The Economic Daily said Foxconn had finally confirmed the rumours it would hire a huge number of staff.
The latest report appears to contradict earlier claims the larger 'phablet' sized iPhone 6 won't ship until 2015,
Analyst believed the firm has hit problems manufacturing the handset's case and screen, and would now only launch a 4.7inch version this year.
The handset is expected to have a new 'indestructible' sapphire glass screen.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the problems were found while Apple produced the smaller handset, according to 9to5mac.
'Production bottlenecks on 4.7-inch iPhone 6 center on the yield rate of in-cell touch panel and metal casing,' claims
'As these new concerns are coupled with earlier concerns about the production of sapphire displays for the larger device, the analyst believes that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may not launch by the end of 2014, or may launch after October in very limited quantities.'
Kuo also believes that Apple will cut the prices of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c alongside the launch of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.
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Interesting. Love my Iphone but struggle with some of the small print on websites.
Will be a tradeoff between better visibility vs. will it fit in my pocket, LOL.
Mrs. GBC will need a bigger purse... :)
Is the word Phablet gay enough?
I do hope that ‘phablet’ does not become an official or unofficial term for a large-screen phone. We have quite enough awkward portmanteaus as it is.
Y'dug DEEP for THAT one
I could have told then not buy Nokia with those billions from their “stash” ...Piled up in their glory days
buying Nokia was the dumbest thing possible.
Where else can they throw away billions?
They can buy me! They’ll get nothing useful I can guarantee.
2:45, they stab it with their steely knives...
The hipsters are queuing in front of the Apple stores as we speak . . .
OAS- Occupy Apple Stores
“Relax said the night man
“We are programmed to receive
I have the 4s, will have it 3 years in December. Time for a new one soon. Waiting for the 6 but it has to fit in my pocket with an otterbox defender or equivalent. . No phreaking phablet. No holsters.
Heard it might have a name and not a number?
Late to the party, Apple.
No, not gay until it’s referred to as “adorable.
I so want one of the phablets!
My boss has a Galaxy Tab and I love its large screen.
I wonder what US Cellular will charge me to upgrade from my old o=Phone 5S?
BUY STOCK or Woulda, Shouda, Coulda.
Looking back in 2003 I could have bought approx 16,000 shares of Apple stock at approx $3. Instead I bought Gateway (pc company) and I lost quite a bit of money. I did not buy because I thought Apple was not going anywhere. No phone or tablet like now. I literally lost approx $21 million in potential money after the added stock from splits.
2 for 1 stock split February 2005
7 for 1 in May 2104
Div in May was $3.29 x 224,000 shares = $736,960
If I bought Apple in 2009 at approx $18 when I instead bought Ford I would have after the 7-1 split 5,000 shares then x that by $3.29 div = over $16 grand extra. It hurts just to think about it!
With Ford I did triple my money but if I bought TRW instead it would be worth about $200 grand.
On the bright side I do know what stocks to look at but on the other hand I buy the weakest of them and miss the rocket.
I now own Apple stock and hope with the new phone and tablet and next year the flexible screen that the stock will go up and up. With my luck Bill Gates will buy Apple with other investors and you will see a new OS from Apple called Metro....
Welcome to 2011
i woulda gone with “tablone.”
I admit I got it from Wikipedia where it appears frequently.
Given the political leanings of most Wiki types perhaps I should discontinue use.