Apple is Asking Suppliers to Manufacture 70 to 80 million iPhone 6 Units by Year's End

Apple is Asking Suppliers to Manufacture 70 to 80 million iPhone 6 Units by Year's End

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Apple is asking suppliers to manufacture 70 to 80 million 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 units by the year's end, reports the WSJ.

Its forecast for what is commonly called the iPhone 6 is significantly larger than the initial order last year of between 50 million and 60 million versions of the iPhone 5S and 5C—which had a display measuring 4-inches diagonally, these people said. Both of the coming models are expected to feature metal cases similar to the iPhone 5S and likely come in multiple colors, these people said.

The Journal says that one concern is the production of the 5.5-inch display. Manufacturing is complicated because the display reportedly uses in-cell technology, allowing the screens to be thinner and lighter by integrating touch sensors into the LCD and making a separate touch screen layer.

To account for the possibility of poor yield on the larger displays, Apple has component suppliers to prepare for up to 120 million iPhones by year's end. It did the same last year, asking suppliers to prepare for 90 million iPhones.

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6 in September. For more updates on the smartphone please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS.

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Apple is Asking Suppliers to Manufacture 70 to 80 million iPhone 6 Units by Year's End

nickkk - July 23, 2014 at 1:58pm
With the new iPhone 6 coming out I better sell my old iPhone before the value of it drops. I usually search 12-13 different sites to find the best offer, but I just found this company that compares all the buyback companies in one spot, it’s called RecomHub. It's like Kayak but for electronic devices that show you all the offers in one spot.
Cyanogen - July 22, 2014 at 4:16pm
Well I just ordered the OnePlus.. guess I won't regret as the iPhone 6 will probably have compareable specs (5.5" screen, fast processor and Cyanogenmod has a nice fluent layout). But sapphirr display would've been nice I guess, although I'm sure the price will be MUCH steeper ($269 vs minimum $699 off-contract)
Fukscrawn John - July 22, 2014 at 4:45pm
Not too steep but it will go down after a while of being on he market.
Cyanogen - July 22, 2014 at 6:27pm
Yeah, but it won't go down or probably when we're near another iPhone release, but then I'd rather have the new one...
illegal Immigrant - July 22, 2014 at 1:06pm
Bravo. For once you didn't add a question mark at the end.
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