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