iPhone 6 Plus Said to Account for 60% of iPhone 6 Shipments


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The high demand for the iPhone 6 Plus is pushing the shipments balance in favour of the 5.5-inch version, reports Digitimes. Citing supply chain sources, the Taiwanese site says the iPhone 6 Plus accounts for roughly 60% of iPhone 6 shipments.

It is interesting to note that the Digitimes‘ sources say Foxconn is responsible for the production of the iPhone 6 Plus, whereas Pegatron makes the iPhone 6. This apparently contradicts earlier reports of Foxconn handling both devices (at least part of the orders) with a daily output of 540,000 iPhones. Of those, 400,000 are iPhone 6 models, and 140,000 are iPhone 6 Plus models.

Apple announced that its first-weekend sales topped 10 million units. The high demand for both devices had already been suggested by the 4 million pre-orders Apple announced after the company started taking pre-orders.

Although Apple doesn’t break down the numbers by device, it seems either the iPhone 6 Plus supply is more constrained than that of the iPhone 6 or the demand is higher for the high-end version of the high-end smartphone.


  • Tim

    50% of those 60% likely regret buying a phone so large.

  • Luc Delorme

    I love my 6+. Landscape mode makes it so much usable, and close to an iPad for content editing.

  • bspence88

    I still haven’t sold my 5S and when I pick it up I can’t believe how small it feels after using the 6 Plus. I don’t regret the Plus at all. I couldn’t imagine switching to a smaller phone and it’s only been two weeks.

  • Al
  • neodragon

    This random figure being based on your own limited anecdotal and personal experiences, I suppose?

  • AEdouard

    They’re going to make an insane amount of money with the margins they get on the Plus.

  • Salinger

    I reserved and picked up a 6 Plus on launch day. Had it for a week, and while I loved many things about it, it was just too big. …and this is coming from a guy who moved over from a Note 3. I returned it, and got the 6 and have not regretted the decision at all.

    The phone is simply far too tall! It feels unbalanced and though I don’t believe anyone could accidentally bend one by just having it in their pocket, I could not sit down comfortably with it in my front pocket. I was always aware it was there; unlike my Note 3.

    If Apple insists on maintaining the large top and bottom bezels, they are going to have to come up with a better form factor. For me personally, a single 5″ phone would have been ideal, rather than the two sizes they released.

    I know it’s only anecdotal, but I am the third person in just my circle of friends who pre-ordered a Plus, and returned it. If the 60% figure is accurate, perhaps we’re the exceptions, but a lot of people in the queue when I was picking up my 6 felt the same way.

  • Zachelor

    Strangely, I had tried a friend’s note 3 before and found it too wide. I also tried a Sony Xperia Ultra while I was traveling to Asia and couldn’t handle its size. Also, the Ultra lagged as bad as the note 3.

    Now the width of the 6 plus is perfect for me. I really don’t care about the length for I never put any phones in my back pocket. I think I’m one of the 60%. The 6 plus completely replaced my iPhone 4s and my iPad mini 1st gen. I’m planning to sell them very soon. I guess the 6 plus will somewhat hurt the sales of iPad mini a bit ’cause there are someone like me who purchased the 6 plus only to simplify two devices into one device…

  • Completely agree..the size is just perfect for my usage. Not going back to smaller iPhone, like ever!

  • Salinger

    I never put a phone in my back pocket either, but when I put it in my front pocket, it was always poking me in the waist. And I assure you, I don’t wear skinny jeans. 🙂

    The width difference between the Note 3 and iPhone 6 Plus is so minimal, it’s barely noticeable. In fact, it’s more a difference on paper. I actually owned both at the same time, and did all kinds of comparisons, laying them side by side, on top of each other etc. The thinness and height of the Plus give the perception that it’s narrower than it is I think.

    At least Apple gives us a choice now, something they’re not at all known for. But anyway you look at it, this is a monster of a phone size wise. As someone who travels a bit, it was simply not practical. The Note 3 was far more portable, even though it has a larger screen. That said, I’m loving my 6 and I guess that’s the main thing, that we’re all happy with our choices. 🙂

  • Salinger

    As a former Android user who’s had large screen phones for years and been chided for the same by countless Apple blogs and users, I smile every time I see an iPhone user say things like this, even though I’m one now as well. 🙂

  • Zachelor

    6 plus ( 5.5″ ) is a perfect fit for someone who needs something bigger . Some brands just don’t know where to stop. I mean the Xperia Z Ultra ( 6.4* ) and the Galaxy Mega ( 6.3″ ).

  • Al

    To each their own, I suppose. But I’ve been hearing a lot of, what seems like, desperate attempts to justify owning a 6 Plus. IMO, as a phone, it’s ridiculously large. But as an iPad, it’s ridiculously small. To me, that just sounds like living with the “worst” of both worlds.