Report: Apple to ship 70 million units of the Apple iPhone 6 this year

Report: Apple to ship 70 million units of the Apple iPhone 6 this year
A report out of  China on Wednesday, says that Catcher Technology will be one of the companies supplying Apple with metal casings for the Apple iPhone 6. Morgan Stanley analyst Grace Chen estimates that Catcher will ship out 10.5 million casings to Apple by year's end, a figure that represents 15% of iPhone 6 shipments for the year. That would mean that Apple is expected by Chen, to ship out 70 million units of its next iPhone model in 2014.

Another banking firm, Barclay's, is predicting that shipments of the iPhone 6 this year will be 35% to 40% higher than new iPhone shipments made in 2013. The financial services firm was not clear on whether the comparison was being made to the Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 5c, or both. No matter how you slice it though, Apple is expecting some pretty heavy demand for its new iPhone model right off the bat.

Apple was expected to ship two different versions of the iPhone this year, but the latest speculation has the 5.5 inch iPhone phablet model (possibly titled the Apple iPhone Air) delayed until next year at the earliest, because of difficulties Apple has had finding a battery supplier for the unit.

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source: ChinaPost, TaipeiTimes via GforGames

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25 Comments

1. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Probably closer to 100M.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

LOL try not to overshoot the predictions of the annual disappointed anaslyt club

6. zhiae unregistered

I wont buy it so they have to ship 6.999.999 unit

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Really?!? I just HOPE it actually looks different... 5 years of the same & I will actually pull my own hair out . This is coming from an Android guy by the way...

11. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

same 70million that bought the iPhone 5, big deal, apple has about 100 million devout iFollowers that buy a new iPhone yearly or every other. Oh and those same 100 million own 3 iPads, 5 iPods, 4 other iPhones making the 700 million iOS devices in total? is really uh, just the same iFans and their riduclous purchases over and over and over again for the S ame S hit, different year

12. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

OMG..sucks to be Apple :(

17. Sauce unregistered

LOL!! xD He's just mad his phone of choice doesn't have such a loving follower base. Oh well. One can only dream, or in his case, hate. Lol.

20. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Lol...that made me laugh hard..

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30824; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I bet you wish you had the money that that S ame S hit brings in yearly.

23. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Don't forget the 1 android device they all have that makes them impartial non-biased drones, instead of real all Apple iCultists.

24. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Don't forget bluestacks.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30824; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, that's my thought too.

2. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Pretty big expectation for 2014. Let's say it gets released in Sept or so. That's only 4 months for that 70M number.

22. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

Its not sold units. Its only shipped units to carriers and so.. They will probably sell more than 30M within 4 months but not 70M. 5s was kind of a big disappointment. I am very confident many who jumped to android or kept their 4s or 5 will jump to this bigger screen without thinking.

3. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Apple is so confident, I hope all those 70 millions will be sold completely.

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Why is that? Do you own stock in the company? Do you get paid to post on tech sites?

5. BigBoss10

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

I DONT CARE LOL :DD

8. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

You cared enough to comment here that you don't care!

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30824; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes you do. The generic LOL and smiley face, coupled with you scrolling, selecting the article, reading the article, clicking post, and leaving a post on the article say you care. It also says you want green thumb attention. Get lost dude.

9. BCMWorld

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Didn't u say its been pushed to 2015? How come barely 24 hours you guys now say this year? Confused?

13. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

tbh with LG g3 (maybe) having snapdragon 805 and samsungs Note and also the "premium thing" + z3 (what could be improved?) i don't really think apple will gain that much anymore :p.

14. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Getting cocky before the hen even lays the eggs eh Apple? How typical

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30824; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That won't be nearly enough. This phone is gonna blow the hinges off, they'll be way too much demand. This is the one phone apple needs to overstock on.

21. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

70 millions is impressive number for four months...

25. phatdaddio21

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 17, 2013

I'll be in line when it arrives too it will go nicely with my HTC-1M8 say what you want Apple makes a great phone ,,so yes I've got a I phone 5S and a new HTC-1 love both ,,and like HTC IMPROVED THE 1 I'm sure APPLE will have many great improvements on the 6 series

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