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Apple to launch 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models simultaneously

With Apple widely expected to launch the iPhone 6 in two sizes later this year, latest reports have suggested that both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models will hit retailers simultaneously.

Although it had previously been suggested that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would land in December following the September arrival of the 4.7-inch iPhone 5S follow-on, Bloomberg has now cited unnamed sources in suggest both iterations of the phone will launch sooner rather than later.

According to the claimed “people familiar with the plans,” both the 4.7-inch and larger 5.5-inch will enter production next month before heading to retailers’ shelves in late September.

However, despite both models being tipped to hit retailers at the same time, it is currently unclear how Apple will split its focus between its two new phones.

The move towards larger screen handsets has been forced on Apple by the current dominance of flagship Android handsets over 5-inches.

With the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5 featuring 5-inch and 5.1-inch displays respectively, the recently unveiled LG G3 has gone one better, squeezing a stunning 5.5-inch QHD display within a body barely any larger than its rivals.

As well as new, larger displays, both iPhone 6 models are expected to feature a new A8 processor alongside a revised 8-megapixel camera and the recently announced iOS 8 mobile operating system.

As always, given the less than official origin of these reports, we must suggest they are taken with a pinch of salt.

With the iPhone 6 rumour mill continuing to churn out new leaks and insights into Apple’s future products, stay tuned to TrustedReviews for all the latest.

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