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'iPhone 6s' Mass Production Ramping Up in Late August Ahead of Mid-September Debut

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today provided more information on the launch of the next series of iPhones, the so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus," noting that mass production on the smartphone line will begin in late August, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency [Google Translate] (via GforGames). The production ramp-up will reportedly come roughly 1-2 weeks later than originally expected, but the change should not affect Apple's launch plans, which are anticipated to involve a mid-September debut as has been typical for the past several years.

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iPhone 6s display assembly

The analyst notes that Foxconn is manufacturing 60 percent of all iPhone 6s models, with Pegatron taking the remaining 40 percent. Foxconn will reportedly handle all of the manufacturing for the larger-screened "iPhone 6s Plus."

Components for the iPhone 6s such as A9 chips and Force Touch-equipped display panels have been said to have been in production for several weeks now, and all of these components will be brought together at Foxconn's and Pegatron's facilities for final assembly.

Apple is facing increasing demand for the new line of iPhones, and a few of Foxconn's factories -- such as the one in Zhengzhou -- are rumored to be ramping up overtime for employees heading into mass production just to be able to meet demand. GforGames also notes that slowing production of the iPhone 6 line ahead of the updated models is providing some breathing room for the manufacturing and production of the new iPhones.

Earlier in the year, Kuo predicted a mid-to-late August time window for mass production on the new line of iPhones, so today's 1-2 week delay still falls inside the previous estimate. Recent rumors regarding the "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" include the addition of Force Touch, a slightly thicker body to accommodate the new technology, camera improvements and perhaps a rose gold or pink color option.

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Tags: KGI Securities, Ming-Chi Kuo
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15 months ago
in other news, the sun is expected to both rise and fall tomorrow
Rating: 11 Votes
15 months ago
It feels like I got my 6 Plus yesterday... 2015 has been going by so fast.
Rating: 6 Votes
15 months ago
That takes a bit of guts to take a picture of a part with a big ol' serial number on it. They probably know which mine the metal for that piece came from.

In other news, I hope the Sun holds out at least until dark. I've got a lot to do on Saturday.
Rating: 4 Votes
15 months ago

in other news, the sun is expected to both rise and fail tomorrow

Wait, what do you know? The sun will fail tomorrow? I need to run out and buy supplies to prepare for the apocalypse.
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Rating: 4 Votes
15 months ago

Can't wait to upgrade from a 5s to a 6s plus! I upgrade once every 2 years, and I prefer the S cycle :)


Me too. The 's' models are always so much better and more refined than the non-'s' models. Sorry if this sounds mean, but the non-'s' models are a sucker's purchase, IMO - all glitz, "omg the phone is bigger!" without any substance.

I just seriously hope Apple will include 2gb of RAM with the 6s. At this point, that's all I care about.
Rating: 3 Votes
15 months ago

in other news, the sun is expected to both rise and fail tomorrow


The only thing more boring and arduous than this article is listening to people complain about boring and arduous articles.
Rating: 3 Votes
15 months ago

in other news, the sun is expected to both rise and fail tomorrow


Thanks for the heads up on the Sun failing tomorrow, heading to my bunker...
Rating: 3 Votes
15 months ago

in other news, the sun is expected to both rise and fail tomorrow

Really...a completely useless article...iPhones are coming in September, no different every year :confused:
Rating: 2 Votes
15 months ago
It's almost time to upgrade from my 4S. I do love the 4/4S though, I still think it's the best iPhone form a design standpoint.
Rating: 2 Votes
15 months ago

Anyone else hoping they keep doing camera improvements without upping the mpixels? 8 for me is just about the perfect tradeoff between printability (which I hardly ever do) and file size, which would impact me daily. Imo, there is no appreciable difference between 8 and 14 mp onscreen.

Poppycock..
Rating: 2 Votes

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