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Apple Orders Nearly 80 Million iPhones: Report

July 22, 2014

By ANI

Apple is expecting high demand of its new iPhone 6 when it's released later this year. (file photo)
Apple is expecting high demand of its new iPhone 6 when it's released later this year. (file photo)

Tech giant Apple has reportedly put the biggest order yet for the rumored iPhone 6, somewhere between 70 to 80 million.

The order would split up between two models, the report claims, a 4.7-inch model, as well as a 5.5-inch model, both of which would come in well above the iPhone 5 and 5S' 4-inch display, The Verge reported.

Last year, Apple ordered 50 to 60 million units of the iPhone 5S and 5C, which fell short as iPhone 5S went on to have extreme sales.

Apple's next iPhone, which is expected to be called the iPhone 6, is rumored to include a number of new hardware features. So far that list includes a redesign with a rounder body; a sapphire screen that's tougher than the Corning Gorilla Glass Apple's used, a better camera; and a built-in barometer to gather more environmental information and possibly tie into Apple's much-expected wearable, report said.

analysts are expecting Apple to have sold close to 36 million iPhones during the quarter, which would represent a 14.85 percent increase from the same time last year.

The most Apple's ever sold during any quarter happened this past holiday season, where Apple sold 51 million new iPhones, making the rumored 70 to 80 million unit number a sign of where Apple wants to go. (ANI)

Original headline: Apple aims ambitious launch, orders 70-80m iPhones: Report


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