Taiwan supply chain sees Apple shipping as many as 80 million iPhones this quarter

Taiwan supply chain sees Apple shipping as many as 80 million iPhones this quarter
According to the iPhone supply chain in Taiwan, we could see a massive number of Apple iPhone units shipped during the holiday quarter of 2015. The estimate is that Apple will ship 70 to 80 million units for the quarter that just started this month. Last year, with consumers excited by the larger screens available on the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus, fourth quarter sales (not shipments) reached a record 74.5 million units. The estimates are based on the orders Apple is placing with the supply chain for parts and components.

Shipments this quarter will partially include the new Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus, both of which will be unveiled tomorrow. The new models will feature Force Touch, a faster A9 chipset, the doubling of RAM to 2GB, and a camera combo (back to front) of 12MP/5MP. That would be a bump from the current 8MP/1.5MP combination. We should see the use of Series 7000 aluminum to prevent bending, a big improvement in screen resolution, and a Rose Gold color option.

For the current quarter, the Taiwan based iPhone supply chain sees Apple delivering 45-50 million units. While these iPhone parts and component suppliers see demand for the new models continuing in the first quarter of 2016, momentum for the new phones might not reach the level of growth achieved by the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

source: DigiTimes

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49 Comments

1. AlikMalix unregistered

Wishful thinking from a company that gets a paycheck from Apple.

66. cheetah2k

Posts: 2288; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

What they make and then sell are 2 different things.. Wasn't there hype also on shipping 7M iWatches? Bwhahahahahahaha

69. AlikMalix unregistered

Don't confuse anal-ysts with Apple PR department. Thank you.

2. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

I truly dont understand why people buy this expensive and severely limited phone when there is so much better and cheeper choices. Is it hype?! Only cool kids buy it?!

3. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

People buy iPhones because they like the ecosystem, iOS, app quantity and quality, etc. Some people do buy iPhones because they see everyone else with them, but that's not everyone.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If you don't understand why people buy iPhone, then you've never used them in the real world. Aside from the issues with iOS 8, it's one of the best performing, best supported devices on the planet, with the top eco system around. I'm not a cool kid, I'm a very grown man, and I generally swear by it. And I may be swearing by it again on 9-18-15.

9. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

This seems odd to say, since you are basically saying that people cannot dislike how the iPhone works based on their own personal preference? to me, iOS is severely limiting, I get that to a lot of others it is fine, I've used iPhones, and I just don't like it, and that's a personal preference, I don't feel like iOS fullfills the needs I have, which demands the phones do stuff that they currently, cannot do. And the whole 'best performance' is a whole different can of worms, especially with the way Apple multitasks. So yeah. As for support, I have to ask, is this in terms of warranty and such? that you can get your phone easily repaired? because it seems a really US centric thing, seemingly because in EU at least we get a warranty on most consumer devices that gives us all the same stuff, this does not exist in the US and as such I can totally understand people getting the stuff that has it.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't live in Europe, I can only speak on the USA, and my personal experience, and those I've talked to. It's one of the best phones I've ever used, bar none.

11. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Was mostly only referring to EU/USA in terms of the warranty stuff :), how does the warranty stuff work on phones/stuff in general over there?

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm gonna be honest bro. I've been treated like a king by Apple before. One time that stands out, is having my iPhone 5 screen shatter, after a bad fall on the Strip. I took it into Apple to have the screen fixed, I believe it was gonna be $129. It was a very busy day, and after waiting hrs, and them not being able to properly calibrate the new screen, the store manager came out and apologized. He then told me that the instead of charging me the price of the screen for a new phone, that it would be free, due to the long wait. That has always stood out to me, and it made even more of a customer out of me. The fact that they went above and beyond, to accommodate me spoke volumes. It's things like that, or the time an Apple worker made sure my place was held in line, for the iPad 3 launch, when I had to leave to help my GF with a flat tire. The actual warranty covers the normal stuff, but it's the strive to please customers that I like so much. They also have brick and mortar stores, and that's a good thing. You just go in and get it handled, no shipping.

26. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

See this is something I totally understand would win a lot of people over. It feels nice to get treated like you matter, but in my mind, knowing how big a profit Apple makes on their devices, to me, what Apple's true product is, is not their devices, but the 'experience' which is also something some people say at times. Apple is great at marketing and that is in my eyes what most of the "experience" is, marketing. They could charge significantly less for their phones, because right now their per product profit is through the roof, most other companies can't even get close. But not it is not because Apple makes a better product then them, but because Apple makes their customers "feel" like they have the best product, makes them feel special. That said, I don't mean to say that Apple users are shallow, but I tend to see through marketing/salesmans tactics fairly easy, ultimately while the users feel like they benefit, they don't. Its like buying a computer in a mainstream shop, they say this is a super delux blah blah fast whatnot, but then you realize you could get the same device for a lot less if you got it from an smaller store/online.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I understand where you're coming from, but that x factor of being made to feel like you matter, and not just a number in line is tops. I've always preferred the overall experience vs just specs, and that's why iPhone has always been my go to device. If my Note 5 breaks, I gotta pack it up and ship it out. No one for me to talk to in person, to go the extra mile, but the device has all the specs one could want. See the difference?

39. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I suppose you are right, and as I said, I believe that is Apple's actual product that they sell, and if people enjoy that and want that, there's absolutely nothing wrong in that. But unfortunately from there, being made to feel like you own the best thing in the world, a lot of people work to spread that, and then when people say that it isn't, well there's is the whole iphone vs xxxxx debate. That said, on breaking phones, I've owned several phones, never managed to break them so far, done several things with them and they haven't broken yet, and then see the amount of iphone devices that are being repaired at repair shops. It makes me wonder that when people are made to feel like they are on the top of the world, have the best and whatnot, they lose perspective and when that happens stuff ends up broken?, course it is just speculation.

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

When mine broke, I was at the Flamingo hotel, walking on platform about 10 ft above the ground. A guy hit my hand as he walked by, and knocked it out, no way it could survive the impact. The glass came out, and it was un usable, but still operating. It's the only iPhone I've ever had break.

67. cheetah2k

Posts: 2288; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Spending the BIG bucks on an iPhone you'd wanna be treated like a king lol

13. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

I have used and owned iphone 4 and iphone 6+ the UI is trying to catch up with Android features. and low memory is killing browsing for me, some pages couldn't open probably, only advantage i see for ios over Android is games and everything else goes to android. I switched to Note 4 and wow, multitasking and browsing was way superior.

7. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Reasons why I think people buy iPhones •They want a stressfree OS and device with assured customer service in case something goes wrong. •Recommendation from friends or just because its what everyone they know uses. •investment in apple services •main focus is software Your pick m8

17. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Great replay m8. Might be true cause most people are not geeks and wants something with minimum complexity.

68. cheetah2k

Posts: 2288; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

The simple things for simple minds are often the best. iOS suits that paradigm

50. AlikMalix unregistered

Why do you assume that what you buy is better because it's cheaper? Now I don't mean that iPhone is better because it's more expensive - but price does not make a phone better or worse. Look up definitions for objective and subjective. iPhones are better for many people, iPhones also do some things better than any android. There's proof that iPhones are better for millions as millions are buying it and millions more convert to it as Apple sells millions more than the year before. Android is good for some, iOS as good for others. I try android every two years - and was disappointed every time. This October I'm getting another upgrade once my 2- year contract is up - I'll be giving android a shot again - but the features I need and use on iOS are only going to be available in "M", so we'll just have to see. I would love to carry an android phone for two years, but given android history on support, resale value, security compromises, and overall bloat/carrier BS - in afraid to lock onto it - I need something that's consistently good for at least two years with no surprises - I cannot risk being disappointed later after refund period is expired - that has never happens to me since 2009 of using iPhone. To some people the things that bother me about android (and there are more than I listed above) doesn't bother them. Just like specs of iPhone doesn't bother me (as it runs great for longer than 2 years) - but spec numbers are important to others. Yes there are things that I don't like on my iPhone, and there are things android has that I do want on the iPhone - but one does not outweigh the other and I choose on my experience with device. So I choose iPhone. Maybe this year it will be Samsung. This is as unbiased as I can get... Hope it makes sense.

61. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Having owned both platforms for so long, I agree. They both have their pros and cons. I prefer iOS notifications, and email. I prefer androids customization, and multitasking. I feel iOS does a better jobs at video compression/resizing and android does a better job at file transfer. The list could go on, just depends on what you want.

62. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

iOS is limited if you care about tweaking and customizing. It ends right there. When you step out of that, iOS does everything that Android does. App qualities are better in iOS because of strict rules that Apple places on developers. Updates are instantaneous because carriers are not the middle man. Older devices are supported even though they may not run the new OS very well.

70. iushnt

Posts: 3138; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You seem to be from Nepal. How is Apple support over there vs Samsung?

71. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

I live in the US.

4. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

I wish Apple would bring OIS into the smaller iPhone.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

After reading that the older iPhones will get slide over and pic n pic, and that the new ones will get multitasking, I'm getting it, if it's true. I read that on PA.

8. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

I'm sure Apple will give the Plus multitasking especially to compete with the Note series, although the Note is a multitasking machine. Loving my Note 5.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Congrats on finally getting it bro. I love mine too, but I can see myself having a 6S+ to go along with it lol. The news I'm hearing is tugging at me. If they confirm it tomorrow, I'm taking Friday the 18th off, and getting in line. I know me dude, and I'm gonna be too impatient to wait lol. Sooooo hoping this news is accurate. What's impressed you about the N5 so far?

14. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

The screen, camera, multitasking, etc. It's a beautiful phone. Makes my iPhone 6 look ugly, lol.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes, it's gorgeous. I've always felt the 6 was pretty, but the Note 5 is gorgeous. I've had mine since the 22nd, not one app crash, no reboots, no heating issues, no lag. My s6 would lag going back to the home screen, after having floating windows open, and the keyboard lagged, when having haptic feedback on. No so with this device, buttery smooth all the time. The extra ram, and 5.1.1 optimization worked.

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