It turns out the iPhone 6 Plus is being sold even more than I was expecting Apple. Therefore, it seems that they are diverting production efforts of iPhone 6 to his older brother. Therefore, if we trust the source estimates, the rate of production of 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be 3 to 4 million units less. Ya I noticed when talking to some members of the queue on launch day: many were heading 6 Plus iPhone for absolutely no doubt.
On Tuesday says the Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes, citing its own sources in the supply chain. According to them, Apple decided to adjust the ratio of the supply of new smartphones in favor of the 5.5-inch iPhone, which is in high demand, as opposed to its 4.7-inch counterpart. Part of the production facilities, designed tobuild iPhone 6 will be released for the release of the iPhone 6 Plus. However, component suppliers and contract assemblers can not make changes in a moment, but because the retail channel will have to wait some time before delivery iPhone 6 Plus will be released to an appropriate level to eliminate the deficit.
By the way, the head of mobile operator T-Mobile, John Ledger (John Legere), which refers to AppleInsider, called the demand for the iPhone 6 incredible. He also spoke quite sharply that iPhone case 6 Plus is prone to mechanical damage and it can bend with your bare hands. He called this the problem of far-fetched.
DigiTimes sources also reported that in the first quarter of 2015 orders for the production of chipsets for the new iPhone will remain high and will exceed 50 million units. According to them, Apple asked the chip vendors to ensure that the number of chips, which is necessary for the production of more than 200 million copies of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch.
Moreover, China’s reserves have broken phone records. In the absence of official figures, there are more than 4 million units reserved. No doubt any report that says the 4.7-inch model is the most requested, but since then the iPhone 6 Plus has more sympathizers than expected.
Meanwhile, Apple is already preparing to launch production of a new processor A9, which will form the basis of its future mobile devices. According to DigiTimes, obtain an order for the production of its two companies want: TSMC Taiwan and South Korea’s Samsung. However, the chances of the latter are very small because of the difficulties with the integration of 14-nm FinFET. Bypassed Samsung and a large order for the production of chips A8, which is entirely got TSMC. Nevertheless, sources suggest that the Korean manufacturer has a certain potential in the 20-nm process technology, and he can still get up to 30% of orders for release A8.