Apple orders 200-250 million chips for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch

“The order momentum for related chips for iPhone 6 devices in the first quarter of 2015 will be as strong as that in the fourth quarter of 2014, indicating strong market demand of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, said the industry sources,” Cage Chao and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.

“Apple has asked chipset suppliers to prepare related chips for production of up to 200-250 million units of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, revealed the sources,” Chao and Shen report. “The strong order visibility for related chips for the iPhone6 devices also indicates that the wafer production at TSMC’s 8- and 12-inch fabs will remain tight in the first quarter of 2015, added the sources.”

Chao and Shen report, “The leadtime for wafer shipments has been running at 12-15 weeks recently and is unlikely to shorten for the time being, said the sources.”

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  1. I’m so glad that Apple is purchasing such a large quantity of wafers. They’re not just delicious and crunchy. They’re good for you too. I love them with either a cream or chocolate filling – they make the perfect snack.

    Uh, wait a minute. Wrong wafers. Never mind.

    1. I like Brian’s quip. I’d like to call Samsung and tell them I have a client that wants to place a massive order for wafers. Then end the call as Brian did. On second thought…maybe Samsung makes durian flavored wafers.

        1. Heyyyyyyyyy… I’ll have you know the durian is considered the King of Fruits and the smell is heavenly to its many fans. Having said that, you can have too much if a good thing so while I’ll happily consume durian any time of the year, I won’t transport any in my car as the smell does tend to linger… 😀

  2. ‘They’re good for you too. I love them with either a cream or chocolate filling.

    Too many and you’ll look like a fatty in ‘Life of Brian’.

  3. Hopefully the high orders are for anticipating actual units sold, and not to compensate for the higher-than-average failure rates of the iPhone 6 Plus manufactured that the factories experienced during the initial runs. Also hoping they managed to reduce those failure rates.

  4. The iPhone Plus may affect the iPad Mini, but it will absolutely kills the rumored iPad Nano. I have been seeing leaked pictures of it for the last year, it looks just like the Plus.

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