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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 roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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6 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
6 weeks ago
My credit card is ready.
Rating: 21 Votes
6 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
6 weeks ago
Wow, that's a lot of phones - hopefully that will mean less wait time.
Rating: 6 Votes
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 weeks ago
Let's do this! ;)
Rating: 5 Votes
6 weeks ago

Wow, that's a lot of phones - hopefully that will mean less wait time.


Don't worry, this year they have perfected the gold iPhone. They should have at least 100 at launch :p.
Rating: 4 Votes
6 weeks ago
So we don't really have to wait in line for hours anymore? Hah, wonder what Samsungs next ads will be about then.
Rating: 4 Votes

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