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

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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.

Thanks for the tip!

source: ChinaPost, TaipeiTimes via GforGames

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