Apple now also sees strong demand for the iPhone 6 Plus in China after the vendor began to sell its iPhone devices in China starting October 17, indicated the sources. Consumers in China are now able to buy the iPhone 6 directly from telecom operators, retail channels or on websites, but they have to wait for a period if they want the iPhone 6 Plus, the sources added.
As a result, Apple may be forced to shift more production capacity to the 5.5-inch model, said the sources, adding that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus supply ratio is likely to change to 55:45 from 70:30 or 65:35 set originally.
Yesterday, Apple announced that it sold 39.3 million iPhones last quarter. The iPhone 6 is set to launch in 33 more countries this month.