Apple is expected to release a new iPhone later this year, or two, depending on whether or not you believe the rumors that we could see a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch model. That being said, a report from The Wall Street Journal (via Business Insider) has revealed that Apple has placed one of their largest orders for the iPhone to date.
The report claims that Apple has ordered anywhere between 70-80 million iPhones to be produced before the end of the year. To give you guys some perspective, back in 2013 Apple had ordered around 50-60 million units of the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c, meaning that Apple is anticipating a huge demand for their new iPhones later this year.
Perhaps they have also learnt from their mistake with the iPhone 5s which saw shortage at the start. In fact this prompted Apple to reduce production of the iPhone 5c to concentrate on churning out more iPhone 5s models. However given that the new iPhones are larger than ever, hopefully Apple’s anticipation will be able to meet the demand from their customers.
However it is unclear as to how many of each model Apple will be ordering. Last we heard, there could be some production issues with the 5.5-inch model that would cause it to be either delayed or be extremely constrained at the start, but either way we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled. So, which model are you planning on getting your hands on?