As tradition goes, Apple is widely expected to launch the iterative upgrades for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus later this year. According to Wall Street Journal, the company seems quite bullish about the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and has placed the biggest-ever order with its manufacturers.
Apple is said to have asked its suppliers to manufacture between 85 million to 90 million units of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus combined. This is the single biggest order placed by the company. To put it into perspective, last year Apple ordered 70-80 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units.
When the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit the stores, the overnight preorders set a new record. It garnered 4 million preorders in the first 24 hours, and went on to sell a record breaking 10 million iPhones on the opening weekend.
Interestingly, the publication claims that Apple is in talks with a third manufacturer for its new iPhones. In addition to Foxconn and Pegatron, the company is said to be in talks with Wistron Corp. to help manufacture iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. If the company is up to Apple’s standards, this will be the first time Apple will have employed three manufacturers at the same time to produce new iPhone models.
The publication reiterates many of the rumors we have come across in the past few weeks. It says that the display size and the overall design are likely to remain the same, and most of the changes will be under the hood.
iPhone 6s is expected to feature the next-gen Qualcomm LTE chip that could theoretically double cellular data speeds, as well as slightly improve battery life. Additionally, it is also said to include a NFC chip for Touch ID, and ForceTouch display technology, which was introduced on the Apple Watch.