iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus supplies may be limited at launch

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus supplies may be limited at launch
This seems to be happening a bit more often than one would hope with Apple. Last year, supplies of the iPad mini Retina were scarce at launch, and now we're hearing that both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus might be in short supply when they finally go on sale next week. The word comes from the Taiwan supply chain sources that DigiTimes loves so much. 

Word has it that Apple has planned to ship 80 million units of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus between the release next week and the end of 2014; and, that should be plenty to meet demand, especially since there were only 60 million iPhone 5s units shipped in the same time frame last year. The trouble is that only 10 million of those are expected to by the end of September. And, that 10 million unit estimate assumes there are no issues with components or production. That might be cutting it a bit close, considering that Apple reportedly sold 9 million iPhones in the first 3 days following the iPhone 5s release. 

So, depending on how quickly Apple can get devices to stores, the new iPhones may be a bit tough to come by for a while there. We'd like to give Apple the benefit of the doubt here, because supply chain management is Tim Cook's expertise, but the numbers seem a bit too close for comfort. 

source: DigiTimes

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115 Comments

1. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

It will only serve to hype the sales even more.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Nothing like getting the fan base all whipped up into a frenzy….

11. wrm2013

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Jesus they say this every single release.

91. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

They do the same thing every damn year. Limited availability, place your orders NOW while they last! And people throw all their money at them :'(

95. Ashoaib

Posts: 3275; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I hope all amssemblies will break down... because it will save people from paying double for a mid range phone... if apple will make the price $300 contract free then I will appreciate them and recommend everyone to buy iphone as a second phone

2. wilsong17 unregistered

Every year is the same... all the hype for nothing... or to rip people off and make then get the phone b4 is released

96. Ashoaib

Posts: 3275; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

same model which xiaomi is following.... apple = xiaomi

4. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Or just a way for me to make money to use my upgrade to get an iPhone to sell it on eBay.

17. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

Your not making any more, the price of the phone is hidden in carrier pricing so you think its $200 or whatever but your reall paying $1000+ for it.

115. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I have AT&T next, so I will be paying full retail price in the end. However, if I can sell more than the price of the phone, shipping cost, and 10% selling fee, then I can make a profit. But oh well too hard to get one.

5. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

It's so obvious that most companies do this on purpose to fabricate the demand of their product. A company that took it way too far was Sony when they launched PS4.

6. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

No LTE band 12 700 MHz for T-Mobile US. Apple blew it.

86. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Apple is reserving those bands for the iPhone 6S.

92. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

I hope you're right. I was thinking of giving iPhone a try with their 6+ on T-Mobile, but the absence of LTE band 12 on their T-Mobile version is a deal-breaker for me. Will stay on Android and get the Sony Xperia Z3 which has the LTE band 12 700 MHz block A (the newly acquired spectrum from Verizon). It will have faster LTE data speeds and better building penetration. The fastest LTE in the nation will only get faster with this new spectrum.

7. blingblingthing

Posts: 940; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Limited? You talking about the features or supplies?

10. AlikMalix unregistered

I don't agree with iPhone being limited as I do all my work and entertainment easier with iOS. BUT as far as trolling goes that is a funny post (and this is coming from an iPhone user. Cudos.

14. blingblingthing

Posts: 940; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Life is having fun. No one should take phone jabs serious.

58. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

And kudos to you for being such a sport

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That was a lame joke.

33. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I thought it was *amazing*....

47. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

revolutionary even!

69. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I bet you did.

75. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Lol that is actually quite a good comeback. Everything ok though? You seem different in your responses as of late..

87. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm no different than usual. I think you're just living up to your username.

93. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Ahhh there he is again lol

106. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well get a clue

108. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

No need for it when talking to you ;-)

112. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You never had it

114. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You're trying too hard ;)

110. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Simply amazing

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