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Sketchy supply-chain report says production gearing-up for 80M iPhone 6 sales this year

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Sketchy supply-chain report says production gearing-up for 80M iPhone 6 sales this year

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DigiTimes is citing provide-chain sources as stating that Apple is gearing-up its iPhone 6 manufacturing plans for an anticipated eighty million gross sales by yr-finish. If achieved, it might symbolize 33 % yr-on-yr progress.

Makers within the iPhone provide chain are getting ready elements and elements for manufacturing of as much as eighty million models of iPhone S and iPhone S Plus earlier than yr-finish 2014, in line with sources at Taiwan-based mostly iPhone provide chain.

As ever with DigiTimes, the quantity must be taken with a big dose of salt: whereas producers will concentrate on their very own order-books from Apple, and thus have some diploma of perception into the corporate’s expectations for early gross sales, it’s a stretch to extrapolate from that to gross sales targets as much as the top of the yr.

We gained’t have too lengthy to attend for an excellent indication of how nicely the brand new fashions are promoting. They go on sale on Friday nineteenth, and Apple is predicted to problem its regular announcement of opening weekend gross sales on Monday twenty second September. Last year, Apple introduced a report 9M iPhone gross sales within the first three days.

This yr’s opening weekend numbers might take successful, nevertheless, with the New York Times reporting that regulatory problems might imply the brand new fashions gained’t go on sale in China – an enormous market – on nineteenth September.

Via Business Insider


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