Apple recently confirmed in their latest earnings calls that demand for the new iPhone SE was higher than they had expected.
According to a recent report, Apple has now increased their chip orders for the handset in order to meet the demand for the device.
Apple will apparently now build more units of their new 4 inch iPhone this quarter to meet the demand for the device, the company had previously planned to make 3.5 million units in the quarter this will now be increased to 5 million.
The company is also expecting similar demand for the device in the third quarter of 2016 and apparently plans to build around 5 million units of the handset in the next quarter.
The device comes with a number of upgrades over the iPhone 5S, this includes the Apple A9 processor and also the same 12 megapixel camera that is used in the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, the handset is also considerably cheaper than the 6S devices. Prices for the smaller 4 inch iPhone start at $399 for the 16GB model and $499 for the 64GB model.
Apple’s iPhone sales were down in its most recent financial quarter for the first time since the original iPhone launched, the company will be launching its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets some time in September.
Source Apple Insider
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