WSJ: Apple tells its supply chain to prepare for an initial build of 85 million-90 million iPhone 6s units - PhoneArena

WSJ: Apple tells its supply chain to prepare for an initial build of 85 million-90 million iPhone 6s units

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WSJ: Apple tells its supply chain to prepare for an initial build of 85 million-90 million iPhone 6s
According to this morning's Wall Street Journal, Apple believes that the success of the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus will continue over to next year. The company has reportedly told its suppliers to build enough components for a record-setting initial run of 85 million to 90 million handsets by December 31st. Apple is expected to keep the current screen sizes for the new models, which means the Apple iPhone 6s will feature a 4.7-inch glass and the Apple iPhone 6s Plus will carry a 5.5-inch display. Last year, Apple ordered 70 million to 80 million units for the initial run of its current models.

It was the increase in iPhone screen size from the 4-inches used on the Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 5c and Apple iPhone 5 that brought out heavy demand for the new handsets. During the 2014 holiday quarter, Apple sold a record 74.5 million iPhones.

Apple strongly believes that it has a game changing feature to offer on the next-generation iPhones with Force Touch. Currently used on the Apple Watch, Force Touch allows the device to differentiate between a hard tap and a light tap on the screen. Other rumored changes include the use of Series 7000 aluminum, also employed by Apple's timepiece, which would prevent the new units from bending. The rear camera is also believed to be getting a bump from 8MP to 12MP. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will be powered by the new A9 chip and will have 2GB of RAM inside. A new Rose Gold color is expected to be offered for the next-gen iPhone models.

The latest rumor has the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus both becoming official on September 11th. Both models could then be released on September 18th.

source: WSJ
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