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Apple iPhone 6 to come in two different models. MacRumours

While rumour mills have been in overdrive with Apple's iPhone 6 related information, a new MacRumors report indicates that Apple might launch its 4.7 inch iPhone 6 earlier than its usual launch-month of September.

Taiwan's Economic Daily News claims that the Cupertino-based tech company will launch its 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in August. This is to be followed with the launch of the larger 5.5-inch or 5.6-inch model in September.

The report also goes on to detail that Apple will produce 80 million iPhone 6 units this year, with its suppliers Foxconn and Largan Precision handling assembly and camera module production, respectively.

If these rumours turn out to be true, Apple will be breaking its launch pattern of three years, which involved iPhone launches in September or October.

However, another report offers contrasting news. It says that issues with the device's battery life and display technology will delay the début of the 5.7 inch iPhone 6 to the end of this year or early 2015.

Apple recently made a rather expensive deal with Arizona-based company GT Advanced Technologies to speed up its production of Sapphire glass.

As per the agreement, Apple will take full control of the factory that makes the Sapphire, thus ensuring that no other tech entity can make use of their supplier.

Analysts expect that the use of Sapphire glass will make the next iPhone more expensive than previous models.