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Apple Said to be Adjusting iPhone 6 Orders in Favour of the iPhone 6 Plus

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Digitimes has heard, from supply chain sources, that the unexpected demand for iPhone 6 Plus has forced Apple to adjust the supply chain ratio. The change echoes an earlier rumour claiming that the iPhone 6 Plus account for about 60% of all iPhone 6 shipments.

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Although it will take some time for this adjustment to take place on the production side of the supply chain, the result will be a 3-4 million lower output in iPhone 6 devices. More pertinent is that component suppliers’ current inventory is not enough for the adjusted iPhone 6 Plus orders, so it is hard to estimate when the change will be “visible”

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will launch in China on October 17, with reservations already surpassing 7 million units.

In a separate report, Digitimes’ sources claim Samsung is having a hard time competing with TSMC for A9-chip orders. The Korean company has “attempted to offer low quotes to obtain 14nm FinFET foundry orders for A9 processors”, but, apparently, Apple’s skipped them due to yield rate issues in the 14nm FinFET process.

In addition, the same sources deny Samsung’s involvement in manufacturing the A8 processors, despite its capacity for 20 nm processing (the process used by TSMC to manufacture the A8 processors). This contrasts with earlier rumours of Samsung taking about 30% of A8 chip orders.

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  • neodragon

    That’s nice for people who are waiting on a 6+, but I’m still waiting for the 6 that I ordered on the 12th.

  • Ryan Peterson

    Dear prospective 6+ owners, Give it a couple months and the Apple refurb store will be filled with 6+’s from returns…

  • voodoo_ca

    Wow, how did you order it?

  • neodragon

    (Sigh) Don’t even get me started. It’s a Telus corporate retailer. I ordered a 5s at launch from them last year and got it more than 2 months later. Unfortunately I have to order from them to add the phone to my corporate rate plan.

  • decisivemoment

    Interesting. What is it with phablets? I can just about see the Moto X or Sony Z3 but the LG G3 and iPhone 6+ take it too far. Maybe we need experiments on what our close relatives, the chimps, make of the whole thing. Oh, never mind. What was I thinking? They’ll go for the big shiny one too, never mind the practicality. It’s kind of like MBA graduates or education agency administrators. We “less is more” folk are in a minority. That’s all there is to it.

  • Ant_Knee

    So your “higher” intelligence is based on the fact that you prefer to purchase budget-minded technology geared towards emerging nations? Enjoy that 85 IQ rating.

  • Luc Delorme

    Apple does not sell refurnished iPhones directly to consumers. The are kept for warranty and AppleCare+ replacements.

  • Luc Delorme

    You could buy an unlocked one and keep your plan, but chances are they give you a better deal on the corporate side.

  • neodragon

    Yeah, I’ll save money in the long run if I just endure the wait. It’s just ridiculous that it takes some retailers so long to get stock. I don’t know how Apple works out the distribution but it doesn’t seem fair that people can walk into stores and get one right now, or order from Apple and get it in a week, but some retailers receive, to quote a representative, “just a few phones each week” from Apple and end up with a huge back log and taking several weeks to fill day one orders.

  • Jabroni

    I also was told I had to do this but both times iphone 5 and now the 6 I got the phone on the first day of the release and for the 5 I took the required plan then switched it over to corporate this time they kept my corporate plan didn’t have to call got it on day 1. Good luck (with bell).

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