Apple won’t launch 5.5-inch iPhone 6 at Sept. 9th event

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The official unveiling of the iPhone 6 has finally been announced for September 9th, and while the iWatch has been rumored to make a surprise appearance at the event, “informed sources” out of China report that Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 won’t be seen at the Flint Center for performing arts.

Chinese tech blog IT168 Mobile reports that Apple’s upcoming event will launch two new iPhones, but we will only see a 4.7-inch iPhone 6, plus a new 8GB iPhone 5s to presumably to replace the iPhone 5c.

“News from informed sources, said Apple’s press conference on September 9 will only launch 4.7 inches 8GB version of iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s, instead of a 5.5 inch version of iPhone 6.”

We can’t verify the accuracy of the report and IT168 has a practically non existent track record with Apple rumors, so feel free to take this rumor with a grain of salt. However, 5.5-inch iPhone 6 hardware leaks have been hard to come by over the last few months, while we could nearly make a working 4.7-inch iPhone 6 off the flood of leaked components we’ve seen.

Production issues have reportedly been an issue for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 as Apple has been struggling to produce the sapphire glass display that may debut on the device.

Apple is also expected to host an event in October to reveal new iPads and might now add the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 to the lineup with a limited launch later this year. Along with the new iPhones, Apple is expected to introduce its first wearable device at the event on September 9th that will be tied into Apple’s new HealthKit and HomeKit platforms.

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