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Apple Placing Unprecedented Amount of iPhone 6 Orders, First Batch Estimated at 68 Million Units

Taiwan's Business Weekly (Google Translate, via GforGames) reports that Apple has placed an extraordinary amount of orders for the iPhone 6 ahead of its launch this fall, which is said to be twice as large when compared to orders for the iPhone 5 in 2012.

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The paper also states that Apple's first iPhone 6 order will consist of 68 million units, with the device finally entering mass production later this month. This is consistent with earlier rumors about the mass production of the 4.7-inch device, although it is unknown if this newest report is referring to joint production of the 4.7-inch and larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6.

Apple is likely pushing for a large initial order of the iPhone 6 in order to avoid the supply issues that surrounded the launches of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5. While some reports have suggested that Apple may launch the 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 after the 4.7-inch version due to issues with display technology and battery life, a recent report from Bloomberg suggested that both devices could launch simultaneously.

In addition to a larger display, both versions of the iPhone 6 will most likely feature a thinner, curved-edge casing along with a faster A8 processor and improved camera. Following the trends of the past two iPhone launches, it is also likely that Apple will reveal and launch the iPhone 6 in September.

Related roundup: iPhone 6

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20 weeks ago
Samsung Electronics must be [insert bad word here] themselves right now. They just announced YOY sales and profit decline (3rd straight quarter of profit decline) and this is before Apple's larger screen Phone has even been announced. All that money they spent on marketing and yet they couldn't buy brand loyalty.
Rating: 29 Votes
20 weeks ago
My credit card is ready.
Rating: 21 Votes
20 weeks ago
Been with the 4S for 3 years now...I guess it's time to get one of those 68 million iPhones! :D
Rating: 18 Votes
20 weeks ago
Wow, that's a lot of phones - hopefully that will mean less wait time.
Rating: 6 Votes
20 weeks ago
hope this means you will be able to pre-order it, unlike the 5s. want my iphone on release day and dont fancy lines
Rating: 6 Votes
20 weeks ago
Let's do this! ;)
Rating: 5 Votes
20 weeks ago
Hopefully a bump to at least 10 mp.

We have been at 8 since the 4s.

Yes i would like to crop without losing too much detail
Rating: 5 Votes
20 weeks ago

This will provably be the most popular iPhone yet


probably ? are you kidding ? lmao people are going to go insane over this iPhone ...

this Fall/Winter is going to be Apple's best ever .
Rating: 5 Votes
20 weeks ago
have there been any actual leaks of the 5.5 one yet besides random mockups? dont remember.

feel like only the 4.7 one is in production
Rating: 4 Votes
20 weeks ago

Seriously, just go and buy a full frame digital camera (Canon 6D) if you actually care about your photos. Any upgrades to the iPhone camera will be minor (especially for noise levels in low light, and you will never be able to achieve narrow depth of field with a phone).



Well stated. Use your phone as a point and shoot replacement. Not a DSLR
Rating: 4 Votes

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