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iPhone 6 Rumors: Apple Could Release Smartphone in May

Jan 02, 2014 12:44 PM EST | By Justin Stock
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Consumers could get their hands on Apple's iPhone 6 smartphone if its released in May Design and Trend reported Saturday.

"We have a lot to look forward to in 2014, including some big plans that we think customers are going to love," Tim Cook CEO at Apple told Design and Trend. "I am extremely proud to stand alongside you as we put innovation to work serving humankind's deepest values and highest aspirations. I consider myself the luckiest person in the world for the opportunity to work at this amazing company with all of you."

There is a lot of buzz about the device because it is anticipated to be the first iPhone with a screen the size of an android.

The iPhone 6, due out in the second fiscal quarter of 2014 is expected to have a 5-inch display that runs on a 20nm processor Design and Trend reported.

The iPhone 6 screen is also expected to be plant manufactured from the industrial or gem-like material created from artificial crystal, at a cost more than the glass on phone's made today CNET reported.

GT Advanced Technologies recently announced plans to build a manufacturing plant in Mesa, Ariz. that will produce a minimum 700 jobs in its first year of existence, and 1,300 construction jobs, along with others.

According to PC Magazine, Apple is giving GT Advanced Technologies a $578 million pre-payment, which GT will then reimburse the company for throughout a five year period beginning in 2015.

Apple could unveil a 12.9-inch tablet in October Design and Trend reported.

"With Samsung Electronics also reportedly planning to release 12- to 13-inch tablets, the sources believe these large-size tablets will greatly impact ultrabook demand," sources from the company told Design and Trend. "Apple's large-size tablet will be manufactured by Quanta Computer, and was originally expected to adopt either 12.9 or 13.3-inch panels, with recent rumors indicating that 12.9-inch has a better chance to be picked," the sources told Design and Trend.

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