Apple to begin production of large iPhones

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bloomberg: Next month Apple Inc. suppliers in China will begin mass production of two large iPhone models, one with a 4.7-inch display and a 5.5-inch version.

Apple is getting ready for its annual unveiling of new iPhones after rivals including Samsung Electronics Co. and HTC Corp. released smartphones with displays that are as large as 5.7 inches. Consumers have been gravitating toward larger-screen devices -- in China, 40 percent of mobile gadgets based on Google Inc.’s Android operating system that were sold in 2014 had display sizes of more than 5 inches, according to an estimate from Forrester Research.

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