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Report claims Apple has ordered 70-80 million next-gen iPhones

By Scorpus
Jul 22, 2014
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  1. In the lead up to the launch of the new iPhone, Apple has reportedly placed its largest order yet for next-generation models: 70-80 million units by December 30th of this year. In contrast, Apple ordered 50-60 million units for the...

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  2. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Booster Posts: 324   +48

    But I didn't think Apple needed anything larger than 3.5"?
    As much as people want to say Samsung started the whole phablet thing, you gotta give credit, where credit is due. I bought a Dell Streak, when it first came out. Even thought it only had 1.6, once 2.2 was released, it wasn't that bad. It's failure in part, was it was tied to at&t, and they never marketed it, preferring to promote nothing but the iphone, for obvious reasons. Once Samsung came out with the Note1, the whole phablet thing kind of took off.
  3. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Maniac Posts: 1,166   +241

    Really apple stoop that low that to increase sales they have to buy there own phones... thats low apple thats low...

    LOOOL I dunno about you guys but I find it funny apple has to order there own phones ;)
    Apple: I would like to purchase an iphone please.
    Apple: Sure thing what phone would you like.
    Apple: the new next gen iphone.
    Apple: ok that would be $$$$$$$$$$$
    Apple: Thanks, great customer service by the way.
    Apple now moves away from the mirror, the end.
  4. rub900

    rub900 TS Member Posts: 76   +6

    I don't care. I was done with apple five years ago. They are worse company I have ever worked with.
  5. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 972   +84

    One thing might happen, accessory makers might rejoice. New designs could mean more dollars coming in.
  6. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Guru Posts: 592   +45

    Actually, it could be quite the opposite. More form factors means more R&D, more materials, and more machinery to make the accessories. One item that sells millions is a bigger profit maker than 3 items that sell hundreds of thousands.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,034   +738

    70-80 mill? Maybe Apple thinks idiocy is contagious and you know what? They could be right. Fortunately I'm immune to them, I've had my vaccine in the form of their corporate greed.
  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    Really looking forward to the new iPhone AS LONG AS it stays $200 on contract. If the rumors of it being $350 are true, I will flip a table.
  9. Are you having a stroke?
    It means Apple has ordered the MANUFACTURING of 70 to 80 million units from OEMs, like Foxconn. Not that they purchased their own phones.
  10. "Really apple stoop that low that to increase sales they have to buy there own phones... thats low apple thats low...LOOOL I dunno about you guys but I find it funny apple has to order there own phones [​IMG]"

    *ROFL
  11. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,469   +622

    4.7inch screen with 4x the pixels of their existing one? 1280 x 2272 at 4.7inch makes it 554 PPI. Doable.
     
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,689   +884

    And not a single one for me, I'm proud to say....


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