According to Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White, companies are already starting to ramp up production of accessories for this larger iPhone 6.
The analyst believes that the 5.5-inch Phone 6 will debut in September, along with the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.
White made this analysis after a visit to the computer show Computex in Taiwan, where lots of accessories can already be seen for the 5.5-inch model.
“Our research at Computex highlights that the majority of the accessory makers we interacted with today have already begun production in support of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6,” he wrote in a note to clients on Wednesday. “During our China/Taiwan Tech Tour in April, we met with a small number of accessory makers that had started initial production of accessories for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 but not the 5.5-inch version, but today’s research highlights a much broader ramp of the 4.7-inch version.”
“Also at Computex, we noticed that a few vendors had already started work on accessories for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and the pieces were available at the show. Given the lack of data points in recent months around progress with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and growing skepticism in the media around a 2014 launch, we view this as a positive development. Based on today’s research, we believe the timing of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 launch appears to be in sync with our expectation around the unveiling (i.e., September) of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.”
We just have to wait for further confirmation and for the next Apple keynote.