Citigroup: Apple to order 90 million units of the Apple iPhone 6 from Foxconn this year

Citigroup: Apple to order 90 million units of the Apple iPhone 6 from Foxconn this year
Citigroup Capital Markets has issued a report to its customers claiming that Apple plans on ordering 90 million units of the Apple iPhone 6 from contract manufacturer Foxconn during 2014. An analyst at the firm, Wei Chen, says that Apple will increase orders for its iconic smartphone by 24% over the number it ordered in 2013. Last year, Apple ordered 13% more iPhone units than it did during the previous year.

While Apple is continuing to show growth in the number of iPhone units it will take delivery of this year, growth of smartphones globally are forecast to slip to 28% in 2014 from 40% last year. Such shipments in markets considered "mature" are predicted to grow 4% this year, down from 5% last year.

The latest speculation has the Apple iPhone 6 launching as soon as July, although that is based on an analysis of the supply chain by Mizuho Securities analyst Abhey Lamba. The analyst expects the Apple iPhone 6 to be released in July with a 4.7 inch screen, followed by a fall release of a 5.5 inch Apple iPhone phablet.

source: DigiTimes

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29 Comments

1. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Has Apple been innovative recently? Not necessarily, but neither has anyone else. Is Apple still desirable? More than ever! Bring on the IP6!

6. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

let them set in the warehouse like the 2 million iphone 5 cheap

7. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Why? ...

11. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

15. Sauce unregistered

The 5c still manages to sell better than some of these "feature phones" lol.

21. markhsu

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

The 5c is a feature phone ;-)

24. Sauce unregistered

You don't understand what I am saying. The 5c, as stupid and bad people claim it to be, as well as poor sales numbers, still manages to sell more than other feature phones lol.

27. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Because it has the word i and Phone in it. Not because it is better by any means so don't kid yourself.

29. Sauce unregistered

Keep using that as an excuse lolololol

23. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I have no desire to own an iphone - I mean it would be cool to get a 5.5 inch version, but then after a few days I would be bored with it and sell it - rather have the coolpad 9976A, codenamed HALO...

2. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Shouldn't be an supply shortages like previous years.

13. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Depends, they plan to release it earlier probably to compete with Samsung phone to phone and phablet to phablet. The only things that can cause shortages are supply of components and such. This is going to be an interesting year.

3. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

With new large screen phone & phablet in portfolio, apple must be expecting more cross shopping...5.5" phablet is what I am excited for to see what apple really do with more screen space.

9. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

Be able to fit more square icons on the screen?

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I doubt they'll do anything amazing OS wise since iOS has shown to less than flexible. Plus they don't do a hardware upgrade and software shenanigans in the same year to mitigate their release issues (why screw both up), so for that people will likely have to wait till next year.

4. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

good big screen always good. but 5.5 inches iphone should be above 900 bucks

16. Sauce unregistered

They wouldn't increase the price. If they did, better for me. Buy an iPhone 6 on contract, or using the Next program, get Apple care, report phone stolen, get second iPhone 6 for $150, sell in Brazil for $3000 US Dollars. Boom.

28. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

So commit insurance fraud....really?!

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Rather I get the 5.5 inch phablet depends on the design. If there is truly a edge to edge screen, then I may bite.

10. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

a55 would be nice to see...im inn

8. lauremar

Posts: 181; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

...and iPhone 5(6)c is dead in the water...Nice try though for trying to introduce a cheap but not so cheap iPhone to the market.

12. Caralho

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Slaves, to the front!!!

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

and more people be dying every other day by building the iphone 6

17. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Well, it looks like the workers at Foxconn is going to be working a lit---tle more OVER TIME! Stretch out the nets around the plant, for the season has arrived again.

19. Caralho

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

If paid overtime existed at Foxconn, that is...

18. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

So, is this year's big feature sapphire glass which is actually a step backwards from Gorilla Glass? Larger displays are the norm for the rest of the smartphone market, nothing innovative about that... But definitely something to look forward to for everyone forced to use such a small screen all these years. I'm really waiting for some real official announcements.

22. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Why is it a step back, because some guy at Corning said so? News flash, chief, but competitors distort facts about the competition every second of every day. As for Gorilla Glass, without Apple and the iPhone, it would still be an unknown product sitting in Corning R&D. If Apple has decided to go a different direction, chances are that they have good reasons.

20. TechFreak123

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

So now instead of 3 million iPhone 5c in the inventory they'll have more than 30 million.

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