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Apple Aiming to Ship 80 Million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Units By End of 2014

Apple is aiming to ship a combined total of 80 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units by the end of this year, reports Digitimes. To achieve this goal, the company has reportedly asked its supply chain partners to ramp up component production. Barring any production issues, Apple is aiming for 10 million units by the end of September with another 70 million units by the end of the fourth quarter.

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The news follows a report from the Wall Street Journal report in July, which stated that Apple was preparing to manufacture a massive number of iPhone 6 units in anticipation of high demand. Apple was said to have produced a total of 60 million units for the iPhone 5 in the later half of 2012. Last year, Apple experienced significantly constrained supplies with the iPhone 5s, as supplies were not steady until nearly three months after its launch.

Rumors prior to the announcement of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus yesterday stated that Apple was experiencing major production issues with the larger model, which was said to be the reason behind a potentially delayed launch. However, with both iPhone 6 models up for pre-order on September 12 and available for purchase on September 19, it is possible that Apple has a steady supply to answer high consumer demand.

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27 months ago
hmmm

That plus 15 million iPhone 5s and c, plus 35 million (40?) iPads (there's an october event, right?) and 10 million Macs...

Sounds like maybe, just maybe, Apple might survive until the end of the year, before closing doors in January.
Rating: 37 Votes
27 months ago
If I was on an iPhone 4s, I'd upgrade, but I'm on an iPhone 5 and it honestly still runs so fast and is so light and good looking, that it feels very modern and all around a great phone. Not even considering an upgrade to the iPhone 6 which had minimal changes over the 5s besides the display size, a change I'm not even sure I want.
Rating: 15 Votes
27 months ago

Take it easy, 13 billion people in the whole mainland China is not getting it and people there are mad with Apple for allowing Hong Kong to be on the launch countries list :D


13 Billion? :rolleyes:
Rating: 12 Votes
27 months ago
Cool. But if they could ship just ONE to Denmark right now, I'd be more than happy.
Rating: 11 Votes
27 months ago

80 Million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Units By End of 2014


That should make up for Apple's two hours of live-streaming problems that Samsung so graciously pointed out.

Maybe Samsung should really get into the game and sell 80 million Galaxy Note 4 by the end of the year.

That shouldn't be too difficult... right? :D
Rating: 11 Votes
27 months ago
Judging by peoples comments, this could be either "the mother of all upgrades" or "the mother of all fu**ups"
Rating: 10 Votes
27 months ago
I expect a ratio of something like 80:20 in favour of the 4.7" model. I doubt Apple will release a breakdown of each model's sales (As they didn't with 5S/5C) but I still think the 4.7" alone will be the best selling smartphone of all time.
Rating: 9 Votes
27 months ago

Some Android manufacturers (Samsung, LG) already have similar features


Not really: Samsung and LG both have awkward, limited one-hand modes, but not an elegant solution akin to Apple' Reachability. LG simply squishes the keyboard (not the whole UI) to one side--no help getting to stuff up top. And Samsung reduces the whole screen to a corner, making tap targets smaller and wasting the screen with ugly L-shaped black bars. And neither "solution" is ambidextrous.

Apple Reachability isn't some setting to dig for, it's ALWAYS present, and yet it takes effect only at the moment you need it, then automatically goes back to normal. It doesn't require a choice of left or right-handed, doesn't shrink anything (keeping it all easy to read and tap), doesn't look like a bug, and unlike LG, works for everything.

It's a great example of how others "just try anything" in an attempt to control another company's OS (Google), while Apple designs a well-thought-out user experience, from the ground up, built into the core OS.
Rating: 8 Votes
27 months ago

That should make up for Apple's two hours of live-streaming problems that Samsung so graciously pointed out.

Maybe Samsung should really get into the game and sell 80 million Galaxy Note 4 by the end of the year.

That shouldn't be too difficult... right? :D


Or even just a presentation that didn't make me feel queasy.

I tried to watch a Samsung keynote last year. Had to switch it off after 2 minutes because it was like an episode of Glee, and I can't stand Glee.
Rating: 8 Votes
27 months ago

5.5" is a fine size, but when I start imagining myself making a call and raising it to my ear ... Damn ... It's a ****ing brick. Then you realize.




HALLLO!! I'M ON THE IPHONE!! :D
Rating: 7 Votes

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