Apple allegedly expects to ship a total of over 200 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones

Apple allegedly expects to ship a total of over 200 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones
At this point, it's already clear that Apple's iPhone 6 is basking in a lot of market popularity and the overall demand for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus combined is topping the ones of the previous Cupertino flagships. The launch weekend of the devices even broke a record or two. Earlier today, we shared the news that Apple might have already seen profit on 21 million units of its newest smartphones, which is a spectacular result for roughly two weeks on the shelves.

That said, Apple might be expecting to sell well over 200 million units of its newly-unveiled portfolio (including the Apple Watch) by the end of Q1 2015. Industry insiders claim that Cupertino might have warned its some of its hardware partners that they should prepare for strong demand – allegedly between 200-250 million related chips. A “small” portion of these, probably between 30-40 million chips, will be used to power the yet-to-be-launched Apple Watch, which leaves the remainder of the chips to the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

TSMC, one of Apple's more notable hardware contractors for the current iPhone generation, is responsible for the production of 70% of all Apple A8 chipsets (the remainder being courtesy of Samsung) and it is expecting high demand for silicon chips until Q1 2015. It is, however, yet to be seen whether or when Apple will reach this alleged shipment goal.

source: DiGiTimes

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52 Comments

1. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Hahahaha what a joke.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They can do it, especially since on average they're selling 10 million a week. Wait until November and December when everyone begins Christmas shopping.

7. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Don't forget other manufacturers bro. I wonder how they manage to sell these piece of craps. TBH even if they give me one for free I won't use it. Apple is all about marketing selling technology from 2012 in 2014 and still find their customers. I don't want to live on this planet anymore :(

8. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

See here's the thing: you're clearly bias against Apple so your comment holds no value.

24. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

If you have read world mobile report you would have seen that Apple sales are decreasing globally not increasing . Even in America ,Apples home country sale are decreasing in favor of Android so there is no bias against apple, just factual statements that Apple sans don't like to believe or hear. Like it or not, believe it or not , Android is the future ,Ios is loosing ground each year that's why Western writers is desperately try to use the Media as a tool to try and sell Apple to the Public.

38. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sales decreasing? 10 million opening weekend (3 days) is decreasing? Wait until Q3 and Q4 results are in then tell me if they're going downhill. Still maintain the highest profit margins and that's all that matters to them and ANY business trying to succeed.

39. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Hey synot. Which planet did you get your data from? Ask them for your money back because they provided you with false info...lol http://www.statista.com/statistics/263401/global-apple-iphone-sales-since-3rd-quarter-2007/

23. sgodsell

Posts: 6846; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

That 200 million units is including the Apple Watch as well. These sales are for all of 2015 as well, which is all of next year.

22. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Mixpanel says MIGHT HAVE SOLD 21 million = SPECULATION = NOT FACTUAL = Western writers Iphone Infatuation at work.... One day later ALLEGEDLY EXPECTED to ship 200 m ...Sounds like Iphone sales is not good and these HEADLINES are meant to get people interested in buying the phones .More like DESPERATION to me. Apple was quick to post weekend sales of 10 m so how are they not posting 21m sales themselves personally if this is such an important landmark ?

51. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

only in usa and uk . 98% of them are upgrading from older iphone,

3. AlikMalix unregistered

Everyone knows I'm an iPhone fan, but I think that's a stretch. Maybe 3rd of that like 60mil, but not 200,000,000 that's way to optimistic.

5. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Yes everyone knows you're ifan , now please stop defending apple.

12. AlikMalix unregistered

I do not defend Apple (you should read some of my criticism of their devices), I'm just setting some Hater's remarks straight. At the worst I'll present an alternative point of view to the popular diss-on-apple atmosphere here on PA... I don't call names, I do not blindly kiss Apple's ass - I like iOS, iPhones, and the ecosystem, and I'm sick and tired of every tech site being littered of name calling toward Apple consumers, and how they're buying it for logo only and to be cool. Apple wouldn't continue selling (and beating every record) just because they have a shiny logo. I'm hoping soon, I'll come to a tech site and be able to talk among peers regarding Android and iOS it's advancements without name-calling, or filtering thru hatred vomit...

16. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I think they meant all iPhones combined this year since last year was 184 million I think. I think PA, being the peak of journalism they are, mistakenly wrote just the iPhone 6/+ for the 200 mil number.

19. AlikMalix unregistered

That makes more sense (including the watch category and tablet)

21. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I feel the same way, I'm getting tired of all the fanboys (on both sides) acting like children and telling everyone their toy is better than the others. There aren't many techsites where people can discuss the best features of a phone/OS in a neutral way

26. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

In a neutral way? The truth is WP is the OS that gets hated most here.Endless Android fanboys bash iOS users and iOS users react pretty much the same.

28. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

A lot of fanboys here that bash the other OS, true. Shame though, because every OS has positive and negative things.

44. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Thumbs up to you for this comment. It sickens me too.

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You mean how Android users and fans are called, Fandroids? or sShxxps? See how that works? It will take at least 2 years before Apple will sell 200M iPhone 6/6+'s. After all, the next model will be almost identical. I mean, they sure aren't gonna go bigger. So we already know what the next models will have. Maybe the Plus will have Quad HD and the 4.7" will be full HD and all you will go running to buy it yet again. Which that is fine by me. You should buy what you like. What is so funny is Apple is telling the carriers to subsidized 100% of the cost of the phone if a buyer trades in the 5S.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah, I think 200,000,000 is a stretch. It'll probably be the top selling line of phones though, but I doubt 200 mil.

4. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

No wonder there.

6. Sreddy unregistered

Very likely not, but lets see if apple can reach this goal; after all, its a company. but 200million of iphone 6's. is alot.. with that price point, i doubt!

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Big time numbers, not sure about that one.

25. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Less people are buying high end phones each year,mid and low end are now the order of the day

47. Furbal unregistered

Yeah it'll do damn well, but that number is hard to swallow especially when the totals have always included the "discounted" phones in the past. ~170million phones in the past 4 quarters.... but that includes the 4s/5/5c/5c

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah, very good, half could be used for bending. ;)

14. errodd

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Cool...everyone is buying iPhones...I will have not problem picking up the Note 4 on launch day!!

15. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

200 million by the end of Q1? seems imposibble mission to me, except the price is like xiaomi, probably 120 million by the end of 2015

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