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.