According to a recent report by DigiTimes, Apple is looking to ship around 80 iPhone handsets before the end of 2014, the company ended up shipping 60 million iPhone 5 units last year, which included the 5S and 5C.
Apple aims to ship 80 million units of the iPhone 6-series products before the end of 2014, higher than the 60 million units of the iPhone 5 shipped in 2013, the sources indicated.
Barring the occurrence of component shortages and low yield rates, shipments of the iPhone 6s should be able to reach 10 million units by the end of September and total 60-70 million in the fourth quarter, the sources estimated.
This would make the new iPhone 6 launch Apple’s biggest smartphone launch to date, and it will be interesting to see how many devices are available on launch day, and whether there are any shortages of the handset.
When the iPhone 5S launched last year, demand for the handset outstripped supply, especially for the gold model of the handset which was hard to get hold of for at least a month after launch. It will be interesting to see if Apple are able to meet demand for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus when they launch next week.