The Wall Street Journal, has confirmed that Apple will be releasing two versions of the iPhone 6, one with a 4.7” Display, and the other with a 5.5”display.
According to the report, Apple is expecting to sell more devices than the iPhone 5 series.
For the past few years, the iPhone has faced strong competition from Android devices, most notably from phones with bigger displays, and hence the move to bring a phablet.
Despite the competition, Apple had seen a significant growth in sales, reportedly having sold close to 36 million iPhones, in the last quarter which ended in June. This is a 15% increase, than what they sold a year ago.
The company had ordered it’s Asian suppliers, to manufacture 50-60 million iPhone 5 devices, and has reportedly ordered them to produce 70 – 80 million units of the iPhone 6.
The report also talks about Apple’s issues with the production of the 5.5” display. It is built using in-cell technology, which integrates Touch Sensors into the LCD, thus negating the need for a separate touch-screen layer. This will also help make the display thinner and weigh lighter. The company is also reportedly looking into using a Sapphire glass display, which could result in a heavier price tag.