Apple requests suppliers to get ready for a 85-90 million-unit production of the iPhone 6S before the end of the 2015?
We know that the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus (iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus shown below) will sell well this year. But the question is, how well? According to a report, Apple is expecting to break sales records once again, as it is asking suppliers to get ready to produce 85 to 90 million units of its next iPhones before the end of the year.
This is according to WSJ‘s sources. It reports, “Apple is asking suppliers to manufacture between 85 million and 90 million units combined of two new iPhone models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays by Dec. 31, according to people familiar with the matter. The screen sizes are the same as in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.”
Apple produced a record-breaking 70 to 80 million combined units of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus last year.
Further, WSJ’s sources say that the upcoming iPhones’ resolutions will remain the same. This goes against previous rumours that claim Apple will increase its next iPhones’ resolution.
As for colour options, the sources say that Apple will offer a fourth colour option aside from the usual silver, gold, and space grey. Word on the street is that the fourth colour option will be pink.
Going back to production, the sources note, “Apple may adjust orders based on its projected demand, and it doesn’t inform all suppliers at the same time.”
The sources also revealed, “Some component suppliers started manufacturing parts for the new iPhones in large quantity earlier this month.”
Word on the street is, Apple will officially unveil the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus on the 11th of September and launch them on the 18th of September.
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