iPhone 6 Rumors: Ahead of 2014 Release Date, Massive New China Factory Opened

March 19, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

A massive new factory for iPhone 6 production has opened ahead of the release date, which is projected later this year.

Foxconn is reportedly going to produce around 60 million iPhone 6 units this year, but it won’t be the only company in production.

Pegatron, another Chinese company, will also produce the upcoming smartphones, reported the Chinese-language Commercial Times.

The Chinese manufacturer opened another factory and hired more workers to meet Apple’s volume demands. 

The Times reported that production in the iPhone 6 will start in the second quarter of this year, which may indicate a summer release date.

However, the media outlet didn’t pinpoint a release date or peg the number of units that Pegatron will release.

Most recent rumors and analyst comments point to a September or October release date. 

Apple has lots of iPhone 5C units left in its supply stream after sales that fell below expectations, reported Digitimes.

Sources said that the company stopped placing orders at the end of 2013 but is having problems, along with its vendors, in moving the products. 

This struggle to sell the phone “should help it adjust its smartphone strategy to release products with bigger screen sizes to satisfy user demand,” the sources said.

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