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Apple orders a record 70 million to 80 million units of the Apple iPhone 6 for the initial run

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Apple orders a record 70 million to 80 million units of the Apple iPhone 6 for the initial run
According to a report published on Monday, Apple expects to sell a record number of Apple iPhone 6 units this year. The report cites those familiar with Apple's plans, as saying that the Cupertino tech titan is asking suppliers to produce an initial run of 70 million to 80 million units of the iPhone 6. That figure combines both the 4.7 inch handset, and the rumored 5.5 inch phablet.

The figure beats out the 50 million to 60 million units of the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c that were initially produced last year for those models. It was the first time that Apple launched two different variants of the iPhone in one year. Besides ordering the large number of finished phones, Apple also asked suppliers to have components ready to cover 120 million iPhone 6 models, in case of display failures. Last year, Apple asked suppliers to have components ready for 90 million units in case of display failures.

The latest speculation has Foxconn and Pegatron both beginning mass production of the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 next month, with Foxconn handling all production of the 5.5 inch iPhone phablet starting in September. That would lead to a September release for the Apple iPhone 6, and a release the following month for the Apple iPhone phablet.

source:WSJ via AppleInsider

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posted on 21 Jul 2014, 21:07 13

1. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


This year, Apple will go rampage, just as I predicted last year.

RIP Android.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 21:14 20

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Same has been said since 2010.

RIP logic.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 21:15 2

3. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)


Android isn't going to die, but the iPhone 6 will prevent a lot of sales of other feature phones, including the Note 4, during the release time frame. They always steal the thunder.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 21:28 5

8. wilsong17 (unregistered)


Lol keep dreaming is always the same all years pathetic people go buy over priced iPhone

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 21:29 3

9. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Not by me. Not even once.

The time is ripe to strike the foes when they are vulnerable the most, and it hurts the most.

That's 2014. Coup de grace for many.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 21:33 4

10. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Android phones are the overpriced ones.
People should get paid for using that crappy OS, being annoyed by stupid ads.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 21:35

11. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


unless every iphone person gets a new 6 this will not happen, street views have been 60% dont like the new one.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 21:43 6

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It takes less than $200 for all the components on an iPhone 5S and Apple sells it for $649+.

On the other hand, Google sells the Nexus 5 for $349. So tell me, which phone is overpriced now?

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 21:50 2

16. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Lolz wait for the Note 4 and those 70 - 80 million units will be in Apple's warehouse collecting dust :p

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 21:51 4

18. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


If you insist. Nexus 5 is clearly the overpriced one.
Stock Android, stock LCD, stock SoC..... Everything is stock.

Proprietary OS, proprietary SoC, proprietary touchID... You cannot go to Apple and ask them to sell these parts. They are PRICELESS.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 21:57 10

20. Finalflash (Posts: 3394; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Good lord you never stop, even doubling down now. Yea sure, and Android will never go 64 bit, just like you preached last year (its impossible, IMPOSSIBLE). Can't wait till they write another article in November saying you were wrong again.

The only thing that will happen with anyone going from Android or WP to iOS is that they will come right back. The one thing that you just can't fight is missing functionality, no matter how many smooth animations you see or how high Apple's profits get (the only two advantages of an iDevice apparently). After dealing with iTunes for the 20th time (possibly punching a monitor for the 20th time, since they are synonymous) and realizing you can't watch a video copied to the device to save your life (not possible without JB), they'll give up. Once L releases (and for the majority of devices of current high end it will be done by the middle of next year), the smoothness issue will be dead and likewise, the app quality issue as well (although that has been proven to be just marketing more than "material").

Regardless, like any number of people that laughed at you and told you of how wrong you were last time (including the editors), you're just setting up to repeat it again. Although I really do wish you luck with your new direction in market analysis, because tech analysis really wasn't your thing.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 22:03 5

21. cezarepc (Posts: 718; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


iPhones may dominate the top-end market share but Android is growing at an exponential rate specially at the low-end segment.

Both Apple and Android are growing, but Android is growing at a much faster rate. Can't say that it's a vulnerable time for enemies of IOS.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 22:03 5

22. wilsong17 (unregistered)


People just buy a phone no one cares

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 22:35 8

24. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


May I remind you what I kept telling last year?

1. Android is far from 64bit ready, and GS5 most probably won't be a 64bit phone.
- true

2. 2014 will be hard for Android due to the lack of new features that would justify purchase in such a saturated market.
- true. No single Android phone is sold more than its predecessor in the same time line 2013. Even GS5 failed so bad that many of Sammy's executives are about being buttkicked next month.

3. Apple will go rampage with bigger screens.
- true.

4. N6 will most probably be the first 64bit Android phone.
- true.

5. Java doesn't benefit much from 64bit computing.
- true. Google is lying with the Dalvik vs ART graph. It just proves what a lousy job they did with the Dalvik JIT. Qualcomm's 32bit JIT is much faster than Google's 64bit ART, and it can hardly get much better on 64bit due to Java's limitations/restrictions.

6. Android's transition will be painful and take years.
- true. Just look at AOSP. aarch64 folders are almost empty. It isn't much different in the most recent PDK.

Where was I wrong?

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 22:43

25. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


I agree to the first statement.!
I am a die hard android fan but this is the 1st time I am afraid for android or rather samsung. They'll be the biggest fish to feel the hit.

Really hoping note 4 brings something amazing to the table which can withstand the blows of iphone6. But its difficult for note to do so.. since apple has been feeding itself by selling its product to a number of jerks who just need an increase in screen size to flock to apple store and note has been a product for power users and users who could handle power and features.. so yeah adding something so ground breaking as an increase in screen size is one hell of a job.

Wish samsung some luck.!
May the force be with you.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 23:00 2

26. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


RIP iPhone 6 by the GALAXY NOTE 4 WITH a curved display screen. ioS8 using outdated software with out dated NFC.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 23:01 1

27. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Same design just took design from HTC. Zzzz

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 23:39 6

28. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


You are officially at the level of taco50. Never have I seen someone so blind and biased since he got the boot.

Your time will come soon enough.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 23:39

29. TheMoltenD (Posts: 109; Member since: 13 Jul 2014)


Is that why there are 64bit Intel powered Android tablets?

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 23:41 2

30. TheMoltenD (Posts: 109; Member since: 13 Jul 2014)


Proprietary is bad.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 23:42 1

31. TheMoltenD (Posts: 109; Member since: 13 Jul 2014)


IOS 8 still isn't as advanced as Ice Cream Sandwich and its optimization is HORRIBLE.

KitKat runs smoothly on 25% the power of the iphone 5s and it has more features.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 23:51 2

33. CreeDiddy (Posts: 950; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


The problems aren't iTunes.'its you. Who stores MP3's on their phone when you have streaming services for $10/ month. You have an old school mentality. Cloud and streaming are the new future.

posted on 21 Jul 2014, 23:57

34. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


A tough question indeed.

It was really hard to decide whether I should give an answer to such a moronic question.
64bit chip + 32bit OS = 32bit system.

I really doubt they will get updates when 64bit Android hits the shelves, even a bogus one.

It doesn't matter at all. x86 is almost the same as x64, unlike ARM.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 00:27

36. Jobayer (Posts: 167; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


Dude next time google before you say something absurd ,http://www.pcworld.com/article/2101200/intel-ends-wait-for-64bit-android-on-smartphones.html

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 00:33 4

37. TheFirm (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Jun 2014)


I don't see too many people interested in purchasing that 6.5 inch piece of plastic,lol

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 00:36 1

38. Jobayer (Posts: 167; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


5. Dalvik is like cooking every time you eat , ART is like cooking once and eating whenever you what . Ahead of time is better than Just in time compiling -_-

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 00:51 3

39. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


As if knew something.

There's somthing called code cache in association with JIT.
Once compiled, the same area doesn't get compiled again as long as this cache doesn't get deleted.

Educate yourself before posting BS.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 00:56 5

40. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Kernel =/= OS.
prototype =/= product.

I'm really getting sick of you blind Androtakus.

Tell me when they hit the shelves, d'accord?

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 01:53

42. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3257; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Oh please. Sure they will sell a lot this year, but RIP Android? Wake up....

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 02:08 3

44. JakeLee (banned) (Posts: 1021; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Sammy's next CEO will get buttkicked due to GN4's epic fail, just like the current ond to GS5's.

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