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

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

Related phones

iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

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

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Same has been said since 2010. RIP logic.

9. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

20. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

22. wilsong17 unregistered

People just buy a phone no one cares

24. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 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?

29. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

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

34. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

36. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

40. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Kernel =/= OS. prototype =/= product. I'm really getting sick of you blind Androtakus. Tell me when they hit the shelves, d'accord?

38. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 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 -_-

39. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

45. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

2.. Nexus 5 sold more than the Nexus 4. Note 3 sold more than the Note 2. The Note 3 alone approaches 50% of all iPhone sales. Yeah hard times for Android lol.

49. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

You are talking about what happened in 2013. I was talking about what will happen in 2014~2015.

58. sgodsell

Posts: 7367; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

1 Android is far from 64bit. Well some Intel based Android devices have been using a 64bit linux kernel already. I know the VM and Java need to be updated to 64bit (Android L). Your number 2 is wrong. Last time I looked we are still in the middle of 2014. KitKat has risen quite fast. Not to mention Android L is still going to be released in 2014. Saturation is high for all smart phones. Because for a while now smart phones have been out selling feature phones. Not to mention prices have dropped on mid and low end devices making them worth it to get for a ton of people. Why do you think Motorola has had a great year with a low priced moto g phone. Not to mention all the OEMS have been making great low and mid range smart phones at reasonable prices. Please explain why 233 million Android devices sold in Q1 2014 with the largest share going to Samsung. Only 43 million iPhones, and 7.6 million WP. 5 java doesn't benefit much from 64 bit computing. Where did you pull that information from? Your butt. If Android didn't use Java it wouldn't be where it is today. Java makes Android hardware agnostic and will help propel it into the future. Look at project Ara, which is a perfect example of the future. No other mobile OS could do what Ara is doing if it didn't use Java and a VM. Since Android uses Java and a VM, that is why see so many architectures currently supported. Like x86, MIPS, Every Arm CPU know to man. Now even when Android L drops. Google has stated that all existing apps will benefit from 64bit CPUs without the need to recompile your Java apps. Apps for instance that use doubles, floats, longs will automatically benefit using 64bit computing. 6. Androids transition will be painful and take years. So false on that one because it is using Java and a VM. Not to mention on a number of Intel based Android devices, some OEMS have been using a 64bit Linux kernel already. I hope you do know that Linux has been 64 bit for a long long time already.

59. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

1. What are you talking about? Do you own an Intel based phone? How many people do? Kernel runs in 64bit on *prototypes*. What's the benefit of a 64bit kernel? none. 2. I wasn't talking about KitKat. Name me a vendor whose revnue increased in 2014 compared to 2013 time frame. Most probably none. 5. Name a single app that is ported from a different platform, and that wouldn't exist on Android if it was not written in Java. None. Who owns Ara? No one. Did it pass FCC? no. What's the benefit of a vaporware? none. Did you ever take a look at the machine codes generated by JIT or ART, 32bit/64bit? Most certainly not. Both float and double are handled by the VFP, and VFP has been a 64bit unit all the way along even on 32bit ARM to be IEEE754 compliant. You are talking about long? First, there aren't many occasions where you need long. Even if it's the case, it doesn't do heavy computing on this. Second, int64 makes sense in fixed point arithmetics as temporary container. And hardly anyone bothers with fixed point when programming in Java. They almost always use float or double instead. Forcing fixed point in Java results in split registers even on 64bit ARM. If you are writing routines where the performance is so crucial that fixed point is necessary, Java is the worst choice. People write theses routines in C or assembly. Now that's where we are at. Do you think the apps you are using are written 100% in Java? Stop dreaming. As soon as an app has a single external native routine call, it's over. Fine, pure Java apps will run roughly 10~20% faster on 64bit machines. When do they remain pure? When the performance isn't crucial. Congrats, your phone will be waiting for your input that much faster as well as printing Hello World on the screen. Are you writing a demanding app? Either you resort to external frameworks or invoke a third party open source library. Great, they are hardly optimized for 64bit. You are better served with 32bit version of them, thus forcing the WHOLE app to run in 32bit. What's the sense here? 64bit ready? Where should I start to laugh? 6. kernel =/= OS How many times do I have to repeat this? Kernel-only 64bit is a joke. Majority of the data the kernel deals with consist of addresses. With their sizes doubled, a 64bit kernel is slower than a 32bit one. When do you think the share of 64bit-feasible Android's share will become the majority? How long did it take for ICS+ to hit the 50% mark? 4 years. Android's transition will take that long. FYI, iOS6+'s current share is at 95+%, iOS6 being the official minimum requirement for 64bit apps. Quite a comparison, right? Even after 4 years, app developers will have it hard finding any compelling reason to support 64bit Android.

33. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2194; Member since: Nov 04, 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.

46. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

And everybody has unlimited data plans?

21. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 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.

27. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Same design just took design from HTC. Zzzz

3. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 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.

8. wilsong17 unregistered

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

10. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

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

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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?

18. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

30. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

Proprietary is bad.

47. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

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.

16. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

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

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.