A new report claims that Apple's upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has entered mass production. While the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and upgraded iPad mini with Retina display will begin in September.

Apple has been sticking to its usual schedule of releasing new iPhones, iPads, and updated versions of iOS and Mac OS X in the fall. The company has already given us a preview of iOS 8 and Max OS X Yosemite at WWDC in June and just released the desktop OS in beta form to the first one million people who signed up on the company's website.

iOS 8 is currently in beta form for registered developers and will ship pre-installed on Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 models and iPads. There has been a huge debate on whether Apple will release the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 alongside the 4.7-inch model as expected in September. Recent reports have suggested the smartphone could possibly be delayed due to manufacturing issues and battery problems. If a new report is to be believed, Apple could begin selling the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 ahead of its larger counterpart.

GforGames is reporting that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has entered mass production in China, while the 5.5-inch model is now reportedly scheduled to enter production in September. This backs up previous reports from many sources who claim Apple will not ship both iPhone 6 models at the same time. In addition to larger displays, the iPhone 6 will feature a very thin and redesigned aluminum case with rounded edges, Apple A8 processor, Touch ID, and an upgraded camera.

The iPad Air 2 and updated iPad mini with Retina display will also reportedly join the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 in mass production in September. This news also lines up with reports that Apple is planning to launch Touch ID and A8-equipped iPads at an October event.

As always, it's best to take news of release dates or delays of Apple hardware with a huge grain of salt. We'll be sure to keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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