Apple to Order Record Initial Production Run of 85 to 90 Million Next Generation iPhones

Apple to Order Record Initial Production Run of 85 to 90 Million Next Generation iPhones

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Apple is preparing for a huge initial production run of its next generation iPhones, reports the WSJ. It appears as the company is expected even higher demand for the new iPhone than was expected for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus released last year.

Apple is asking suppliers to manufacture between 85 million and 90 million units combined of two new iPhone models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays by Dec. 31, according to people familiar with the matter. The screen sizes are the same as in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

In comparison, Apple order a previous record initial production run of 70-80 million units for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The WSJ notes that Apple has seen blockbusters sales of its latest smartphones. In the first half its fiscal year ending September, Apple sold 135.6 million iPhones.

It's rumored that the iPhone 6s will be slightly thicker to accommodate a new Force Touch feature for the display but otherwise look very similar to the current device. Other predictions for the iPhone 6s include a new NFC chip, 16GB of storage, a faster LTE chip, a Rose Gold color option, 7000 series aluminum, 12MP Camera, 4K Video Recording, 240fps Slow-Mo, and more.

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Apple to Order Record Initial Production Run of 85 to 90 Million Next Generation iPhones
SuPeRz - July 9, 2015 at 5:59pm
with force touch they can finally get rid of the home button!
Flozz - July 9, 2015 at 6:06pm
Why would they do that? I use the home button to instantly unlock my iPhone in a second. With force touch, that would help take advantage of some home button features, but no home button?
Superz - July 9, 2015 at 7:02pm
you can still bake the touch ID into the screen. Just position it in the same area without losing any screen real estate. The home button is the single point of most failure on the iphone. Just being a mechanical button you press so frequently wears it out. Also the dirt that gets down around it eventually messes with its reliability. I understand it will take time to get used to, but force touch can replace the home button.
Flozz - July 9, 2015 at 7:21pm
Failure of an iPhone? Hahahahaha. First off, not to call that the weakest excuse, but it's that good for the iPhone long before force touch. Aside from that, if you clean your hands like me frequently, dirt won't (somehow in which I doubt) get into the home button. I use the regular on my iPad Air and the 5s one and both still work to this day and I owned both products to release. Plus when going into multitasking, I only press it once but only put certain amount of pressure on it without pressing it again which can make it last if that helps, but it's how I do it.
iPhoneManiaC - July 9, 2015 at 3:48am
iPhone 6s mini with 4"inch will also release and 5s will be discontinued
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