“Apple is apparently getting ready for a massive iPhone 6 launch, at least according to Chinese publication Commercial Times (via Digitimes),” Chris Smith reports for BGR. “According to the report, the trade paper has learned that Foxconn is expected to land orders for 90 million iPhone 6 units this year alone.”
“An analyst at Citigroup Global Markets quoted by the Chinese paper said that the iPhone 6 will help Apple further grow in the smartphone business, with shipments expected to rise 23% this year, compared to 13% growth posted a year earlier,” Smith reports. “Assuming the 90 million iPhone 6 order is accurate, it may mean that Apple may launch the 2014 iOS smartphones a lot earlier than anticipated, just as other reports have recently claimed.”
“The company sold 51 million combined iPhone units in the last quarter of 2013, or the same quarter when it launched the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c,” Smith reports. “In calendar year 2013, Apple sold 153.4 million iPhones, according to data the company revealed in quarterly earnings results.”
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