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iPhone 6 Reportedly Entering Final Quality Control Stage Ahead of Mass Production

New reports from Chinese media sources (Google Translate, via G for Games) claim that the iPhone 6 has entered a final product validation testing stage ahead of mass production before its launch this fall. Apple is reportedly working with Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory to produce a small number of units to ensure quality control standards have been implemented, as the device will then be mass produced at Apple's various supply partners.

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Previously, a report last month claimed that Apple had already begun mass production for the iPhone 6, however it is possible that reported production issues may have led to delayed testing and output. It is also unknown whether this final testing stage is for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6, as Apple has reportedly had issues in producing the latter's sapphire display and battery life.

Apple's iPhone 6 is expected to be announced at a launch event on Tuesday, September 9. In addition to a larger screen, the device will likely incorporate a thinner, rounded form factor and feature a faster and more efficient A8 chip, as well as an improved camera with stabilization.

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10 weeks ago
Jony: "Alright, everyone happy with their new iPhones?"
Executive Team: *looks at the protruding camera* "ummmm...suuuurrrrreee..."
Rating: 13 Votes
10 weeks ago
"in before such and such comments" is the new "first" comment.
it's not clever. just useless and annoying.
Rating: 8 Votes
10 weeks ago
now imagine a 4 inch one with better specs coming out still starting at 16GB and the 4.7 one being the delayed device coming "later this fall". oh to witness that uproar would be kinda hilarious.
Rating: 7 Votes
10 weeks ago
It's going to need far more than just a bigger screen and an incremental update to the camera to make me want to upgrade from my 5s.
Rating: 6 Votes
10 weeks ago
I came here to say "inb4 protruding camera comments".

I was too late.
Rating: 6 Votes
10 weeks ago
I am hiding in a cargo container with a peep hole, trying to see if any pallets of finished Iphones are being loaded. So far, nothing, but I will be here for the next 26 days!!
Rating: 5 Votes
10 weeks ago

Indeed, but the nice thing about with Android phones or Windows Mobile phones is that you do, and sit down for this bit.....

Have A Choice!

Apple makes the one phone and you either buy it, or you don't.
There is no, well I'd like the better camera, or I'd rather a smaller one, or I'd rather a larger one.

Take the one they make or don't have one.

That's the biggest negative with Apple products.
I know they won't ever do it, but if iOS was licensed, then consumers would be able to pick what hardware they liked and still enjoy iOS.


iOS works so well BECAUSE it's attached in function and design to Apple hardware. Apple doesn't allow much choice because they know they have some of the smartest people on the planet making the choices for the average person. Allow the average person to make changes and you have what you see when someone jailbreaks their device and absolutely slaughters the look of it with any one of the ten trillion abysmal themes. Allow the average person to make changes that affect battery life (which Apple does allow), and you have everyone crying that their battery dies too quickly, when in reality it's because they have no idea how to set it up properly, and limit the things that drain battery no matter what hardware you're using.
Rating: 4 Votes
10 weeks ago
Am I the only one hoping that every leak is wrong? I think all these "leaks" of pictures of the iPhone 6 are absolutely hideous because of those large antennas and that pertruding camera!! I think these leaks are all bs to make people think that people actually have info on the iPhone 6. I think apple will give a us a thin beautiful bigger phone, that none of us expected.
Rating: 4 Votes
10 weeks ago
A camera ring will not stop me from buying a phone. That sounds silly.
Rating: 4 Votes
10 weeks ago

I am hiding in a cargo container with a peep hole, trying to see if any pallets of finished Iphones are being loaded. So far, nothing, but I will be here for the next 26 days!!


Post your coordinates and I’ll have Dominos deliver you a pizza. :D
Rating: 4 Votes

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