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Report: Apple to ship 70 million units of the Apple iPhone 6 this year

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Report: Apple to ship 70 million units of the Apple iPhone 6 this year
A report out of  China on Wednesday, says that Catcher Technology will be one of the companies supplying Apple with metal casings for the Apple iPhone 6. Morgan Stanley analyst Grace Chen estimates that Catcher will ship out 10.5 million casings to Apple by year's end, a figure that represents 15% of iPhone 6 shipments for the year. That would mean that Apple is expected by Chen, to ship out 70 million units of its next iPhone model in 2014.

Another banking firm, Barclay's, is predicting that shipments of the iPhone 6 this year will be 35% to 40% higher than new iPhone shipments made in 2013. The financial services firm was not clear on whether the comparison was being made to the Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 5c, or both. No matter how you slice it though, Apple is expecting some pretty heavy demand for its new iPhone model right off the bat.

Apple was expected to ship two different versions of the iPhone this year, but the latest speculation has the 5.5 inch iPhone phablet model (possibly titled the Apple iPhone Air) delayed until next year at the earliest, because of difficulties Apple has had finding a battery supplier for the unit.

Thanks for the tip!

source: ChinaPost, TaipeiTimes via GforGames


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posted on 23 Apr 2014, 10:51 1

1. mrblah (Posts: 393; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Probably closer to 100M.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 11:07 6

4. Finalflash (Posts: 1435; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


LOL try not to overshoot the predictions of the annual disappointed anaslyt club

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 11:11 3

6. zhiae (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


I wont buy it so they have to ship 6.999.999 unit

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 11:16

7. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3755; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Really?!? I just HOPE it actually looks different... 5 years of the same & I will actually pull my own hair out .

This is coming from an Android guy by the way...

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 12:28 2

11. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 416; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


same 70million that bought the iPhone 5, big deal, apple has about 100 million devout iFollowers that buy a new iPhone yearly or every other. Oh and those same 100 million own 3 iPads, 5 iPods, 4 other iPhones making the 700 million iOS devices in total? is really uh, just the same iFans and their riduclous purchases over and over and over again for the S ame S hit, different year

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 12:32

12. Ninetysix (Posts: 1357; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


OMG..sucks to be Apple :(

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 12:46

17. Sauce (unregistered)


LOL!! xD

He's just mad his phone of choice doesn't have such a loving follower base. Oh well. One can only dream, or in his case, hate. Lol.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 12:52 1

20. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Lol...that made me laugh hard..

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 12:50

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I bet you wish you had the money that that S ame S hit brings in yearly.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 13:07 1

23. Finalflash (Posts: 1435; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Don't forget the 1 android device they all have that makes them impartial non-biased drones, instead of real all Apple iCultists.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 13:29

24. Ninetysix (Posts: 1357; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Don't forget bluestacks.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 12:45

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yep, that's my thought too.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 10:55

2. Ninetysix (Posts: 1357; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Pretty big expectation for 2014. Let's say it gets released in Sept or so. That's only 4 months for that 70M number.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 13:03

22. Leonis (Posts: 331; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


Its not sold units. Its only shipped units to carriers and so.. They will probably sell more than 30M within 4 months but not 70M. 5s was kind of a big disappointment. I am very confident many who jumped to android or kept their 4s or 5 will jump to this bigger screen without thinking.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 10:57

3. walnuttt (Posts: 43; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


Apple is so confident, I hope all those 70 millions will be sold completely.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 12:16 2

10. networkdood (Posts: 6247; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Why is that? Do you own stock in the company? Do you get paid to post on tech sites?

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 11:11 3

5. BigBoss10 (Posts: 214; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


I DONT CARE LOL :DD

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 12:04

8. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1688; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


You cared enough to comment here that you don't care!

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 12:49 2

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yes you do. The generic LOL and smiley face, coupled with you scrolling, selecting the article, reading the article, clicking post, and leaving a post on the article say you care. It also says you want green thumb attention. Get lost dude.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 12:12

9. BCMWorld (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


Didn't u say its been pushed to 2015? How come barely 24 hours you guys now say this year? Confused?

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 12:35

13. Astoni (Posts: 429; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


tbh with LG g3 (maybe) having snapdragon 805 and samsungs Note and also the "premium thing" + z3 (what could be improved?) i don't really think apple will gain that much anymore :p.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 12:41

14. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 501; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Getting cocky before the hen even lays the eggs eh Apple? How typical

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 12:45

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 10102; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That won't be nearly enough. This phone is gonna blow the hinges off, they'll be way too much demand. This is the one phone apple needs to overstock on.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 12:54

21. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


70 millions is impressive number for four months...

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 16:47

25. phatdaddio21 (Posts: 15; Member since: 17 Aug 2013)


I'll be in line when it arrives too it will go nicely with my HTC-1M8 say what you want Apple makes a great phone ,,so yes I've got a I phone 5S and a new HTC-1 love both ,,and like HTC IMPROVED THE 1 I'm sure APPLE will have many great improvements on the 6 series

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