iPhone 7 “ready for release”

– Apple has apparently started mass-production of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7, Digital Spy said.

Journalist and reputable leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer has claimed that production of the final model has begun at the Pegatron factory.

“Mass production of 4.7″ #iPhone7 has slowly started at Pegatron factory (where the 5.5″ model won’t be assembled,” he wrote.

Pegatron is one of Apple’s primary manufacturing partners, along with Foxconn who Hemmerstoffer previously alleged had won the contract for the larger model of the iPhone 7.

The iPhone 7 is expected to be unveiled by Apple at its annual September product launch and if that’s the case, it could match that they’d now be entering the mass-production stage.

Last week, one render gave us an idea of what the phone may look like after rumours suggested it will ditch the Space Grey colour in favour of a ‘Deep Blue’.

Meanwhile, other rumours suggest that the iPhone 7’s camera may fully embrace optical image stabilisation and also could have two rear cameras.