Apple has ordered between 85 million and 90 million units combined of the forthcoming iPhone 6s models, the Wall Street Journal has learned. The due date for delivery is December 31, sources of the news outlet reveal. By comparison, Apple ordered 70 million to 80 million units combined of the current iPhone 6 model.
To put those figures into perspective, the Wall Street Journal looked back to Apple’s first half of fiscal year: Apple sold 135.6 million iPhones, up 43% compared to the same period a year earlier.
Supply chain sources have confirmed once again – now to the WSJ – that Force Touch will finally reach the iPhone 6s, allowing users to control the device according to how hard they press the display.
But there is more: Apple plans to add another colour for the casing of the iPhone, the sources say. The word on the street is that this colour will be pink – at least this is what the previously leaked Foxconn documents suggest.
Also, Apple is considering adding a third assembly partner, Wistron, to help the company meet demand, according to people familiar with the matter. Until now, Foxconn and Pegatron have handled iPhone assembly but have not been able to meet demand. While we know Apple’s strategy is to diversify its supply chain, this marks the first time the company will have worked with three assembly partners.