It seems that the 5.5-inch Apple iPhone 6 “will it, won’t it” saga is set to continue. Apple is widely expected to continue the development of the iPhone by introducing a new 4.7-inch model as well as a larger 5.5-inch “phablet” variant which will appeal those individuals who love a larger display. The question surrounding the release isn’t whether or not the purported larger device exists, but whether Apple and its supply chain partners are able to flawlessly manufacture the parts necessary for the device in the required quantities. According to Ming-Chi Kuo – a well respected industry analyst from KGI Securities – the larger in-cell touchscreen panel and the redesigned metal casing that forms the exterior of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 are proving to be problematic, meaning that a launch could be pushed back to 2015.

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