Foxconn Electronics will reportedly land record orders for Apple iPhone 6 this year. Apple wants its main manufacturing partner to produce as many as 90 million next-generation smartphones in 2014, if unofficial information is to be believed. As it appears, Apple is pretty confident that its new smartphones will become more popular than their predecessors.
Citing analysts from Citigroup Global Markets, Taiwan-based Commercial Times news-paper (en except was re-published by DigiTimes) this week reported that Foxconn is expected to land orders for 90 million iPhone 6 units from Apple in calendar 2014. The market observers believe that Apple’s smartphone shipments are projected to increase 23% in 2014 compared to 13% growth posted a year earlier.
In case Apple wants to have 90 million of iPhone 6 this year, it probably plans to sell them. In the second half of 2013 the company sold around 85 million iPhones, which included iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s models.
In general, producing 90 million iPhone 6 smartphones this year seems to be a realistic volume. However, Apple will need to ensure that its partners can manufacture enough A8 chips as well as sapphire glass covers for the new smartphones.
Apple and Foxconn did not comment on the news-story.
KitGuru Says: It is noteworthy that among all the rumours about the next iPhone there is no word about the successor for the iPhone 5c. Has Apple decided to axe the two model strategy? Or has not decided what the iPhone 6c will be like?