The iPhone 6 Plus is in demand in China, could eventually account for 60% of all iPhone 6 units sold

The iPhone 6 Plus is in demand in China, could eventually account for 60% of all iPhone 6 units sold
So far, the paths for both variants of the iPhone 6 seem pretty clear-cut. The iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch display is the crowd favorite, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus is moving units at a slow, but calculated pace. However, reports from the Chinese market have something else to say. According to Digitimes, the iPhone 6 Plus is enjoying a strong preference among Chinese customers - reportedly high enough to make Apple shift its production ratio to 55:45 (iPhone 6 to iPhone 6 Plus) from an original 70:30. 

Although the odds are in favor of the iPhone 6 for now, the iPhone 6 Plus could turn out to be a late market success, as an earlier Digitimes report, which cites sources from iPhone builders Foxconn and Pegatron's supply chain, claims the phablet is expected to account for 60% of total iPhone 6 shipments. Then again, nothing is for certain - except that the iPhone 6 Plus is seeing larger demand than expected, which is good news for Apple.

The gang at Cupertino enjoyed 10 million iPhone 6 sales (both variants) in the opening sales weekend, and supply for the smartphone is pretty tight. Currently, the "regular" iPhone 6 is on back order with a 7 to 10 day waiting period, while those eyeing the iPhone 6 Plus must wait 3 to 4 weeks. This goes to show that Apple underestimated the initial demand for an iPhone 6 phablet.

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iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. AlikMalix unregistered

Looks like all those Samsung commercials featuring iPhones and iPhone users worked - it's selling well world wide... (Just having fun)

2. jcdz89

Posts: 78; Member since: Mar 01, 2013

Lg g flex pls take notes.. Learn from apple

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31108; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't blame China one bit, I love mine. It's the shizzle.

4. wilsong17 unregistered

Sweet let the hacking begin.. now i want to see how secure ios is

5. bendgate unregistered


6. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

As usual, big success for everything done by Apple.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yeah its great to see Apple sell you a phone with the same parts as last years model, they changed nothing but the case and jacked up the cost $100. Yeah, you'd have to be crazy to be happy to be ripped off. Not picking on Apple because some other OEM's do it too. But at least with other OEM's, if you don't like that one brand did a meager upgrade, you can choose a brand that did a better upgrade and still keep all your old stuff. With Apple you can't and that is a huge downside.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Last year Apple had 150M total sales of iPhones which included 4 selling models. Last number I heard lately is that the 6's combine have sold close too 20M. Now, the USA carriers are giving the iPhone 6 away free if you trade in a 5S and you are able to sign a new deal for 2 years which most can't because they will already be only one year into their contract. So unless those carriers allow you to resign and start over, I don't see many givaways here. But the carriers are also offering to buy other older models too to get you to get this iPhone at lesser cost, reminding you that carriers have never done this with any "flagship" phone. Example, VZW isn't offering me a free Note 4 if I trade in my Note 3. Even though many Note owners are asking Samsung to meet or beat Apple's offer. Am curious how many phones Apple will sell this year with all combined selling models since they dont give sells numbers per model? Also, should a phone that Is given away free be counted as a sale? Here is why I ask. Carriers are customers of Apple just like we are. So when Apple sells a phone to a carrier it is sold and counted as a sale. But if the carrier chooses to subsidize the full cost of the phone, should a carrier count a freebie of any phone, noy just an IPhone as a sale? Because after all, you didn't sell it. I am going to guess that Apple will likely sell only an additional 15-20M more phones than last year and iPod Touch and iPad sales will slip with a combine drop of roughly 10M total. I say this because now that the iPhone is bigger, the iPod is a complete waste of money because when Apple updates the iPod it is using left over hardware from a 2 year old iPhone which they sale at a high price when it costs them even less to have made. Now that 5" phone, a 7" iPad is again just a waste of money, because the iPhone still offers things like better cameras. So the iPhone being bigger is going to eat more into the iPad sales this year. The iPhone will soar, but the other iOS products are going to suffer more this year and since next years iPhone will have its defect repaired, they stand for even more sales to drop. Then how long before Apple increases the iPhone size? Because I am sure the 4.7 will in 2 years go 5" and the 5.5 will hit 5.7 and then stop or they will need to dump the 7" iPad because who would buy a 7" iPad for $399 when they can get a nearly 6" iPhone for that same costs?

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31108; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

7.9 inches is basically 8 inches, not 7. Keep it real, 7.9 in. tablet vs 5.5 in. phone, do the math.

10. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Resale Value. Samsung releases multiple variants of the same phone, thereby it becomes cheap. That's not counting the amount of other OEM Android devices that are out there. And each of those OEM's are competing against each other for sales. Why do you think Android handsets have better specs v.s. iPhones? The more common something is, the cheaper they are. If you're already an apple loyalist, you'll stay with an iPhone, but if you're an Android loyalist, you have multiple OEM's to choose from. Now it's your decision which of these devices have the most bang for the buck, or specifically a comfort that you're looking for in order to use it. iPhones barely go on sale and for the most part their value is the same 8 months after its initial release. Do they really have a competition?

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