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