Apple Looking to Produce More iPhone 6 Plus Units Due to Strong Demand in China

Apple may consider shifting even more of its iPhone production balance towards the iPhone 6 Plus due to higher than expected demand for the larger phone in China, reports Digitimes. The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus launched in China last Friday following a successful week of pre-orders, as the report notes that consumers have shown a strong preference for the larger device.

As a result, Apple may be forced to shift more production capacity to the 5.5-inch model, said the sources, adding that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus supply ratio is likely to change to 55:45 from 70:30 or 65:35 set originally.

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Earlier this month, it was also reported that Apple was looking to shift iPhone production balance towards the iPhone 6, while another report claimed that the iPhone 6 Plus may event account for up to 60 percent of total future iPhone 6 device shipments.

During yesterday's Q4 2014 earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated that demand for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was "far outstripping" supply despite a satisfactory production ramp-up. Supplies for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have remained tight since the launch of both devices last month, as new iPhone 6 orders still show a shipping estimate of 7-10 business days while the iPhone 6 Plus is still showing a shipping delay of 3-4 weeks.

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szw-mapple fan Avatar
125 months ago
cue the angry Americans saying they have to get theirs first before the rest of the world.;)
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DoubleU Avatar
125 months ago
who would have thought these 'bendy' phones would be so popular......

After I bent my phone on YouTube I had to buy another one to replace it :)
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Stephroll Avatar
125 months ago
I know "to each his own", but as someone who thinks the smaller iPhone 6 is bordering on almost too large for my tastes, I am stunned at the popularity of the Plus model. I also understand that we're using these devices less as phones these days as well, but on the occasions that you do use them as phones, I think you look ridiculous with this cookie sheet next to your face.

Dunno what's worst , cookie sheet or huge cans over ears .
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CB1234 Avatar
125 months ago
After I bent my phone on YouTube I had to buy another one to replace it :)

I guess thats why the sales are so robust.....

Samsung would be sitting on a huge pile of bendy 6+'s....;)
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JeffyTheQuik Avatar
125 months ago
Awesome Sales-gate

It's a good problem to have.
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HEK Avatar
125 months ago
......... they are finally ramping up production. Really?

This is the second ramp up for Plus They already did one, and delayed the 12" iPad.

Will you PLEASE keep up! #
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