Apple looks to have significantly underestimated the popularity of 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

DigiTimes reported in early October when the iPhone 6 devices were still not available in China, that Apple was adjusting its supply ratios for its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus due to stronger than expected demand for the iPhone 6 Plus globally,” Ninelu Tu and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.

“Apple now also sees strong demand for the iPhone 6 Plus in China after the vendor began to sell its iPhone devices in China starting October 17, indicated the sources,” Tu and Shen report. “As a result, Apple may be forced to shift more production capacity to the 5.5-inch model, said the sources, adding that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus supply ratio is likely to change to 55:45 from 70:30 or 65:35 set originally.”

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“While Tim Cook said on yesterday’s earning call that, ‘It’s very difficult to gauge demand without first finding the balance,’ you’ve got to think the company should’ve realized that a larger-screen ‘phablet’ iPhone was going to be met with high demand,” Luke Dormehl writes for Cult of Mac. “Still, lesson learned.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Better a lesson learned late than never. From here on out, with the mistakes of the past now finally behind them, the sky’s the limit for Apple!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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