Apple might just have made it’s biggest iPhone order just before the launch of its new iPhone. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple has placed an order somewhere between 70 to 80 million units and the order is split up between two models, the 4.7-inch and the 5.5 inch.
If this is true this could be Apple’s biggest order for any iPhone. The Journal has reported that Apple ordered somewhere between 50 to 60 million units for last year’s iPhone, the iPhone 5S and 5C. Which of course ended with the shortage of the iPhone 5S and new customers had to wait for weeks before they could get the phone.
Apple’s next iPhone, which is expected to be called the iPhone 6, is rumored to include a number of new hardware features. So far that list includes a redesign with a rounder body; a sapphire screen that’s tougher than the Corning Gorilla Glass Apple’s used (and helped popularize); a better camera; and a built-in barometer to gather more environmental information and possibly tie into Apple’s much-expected wearable.
The Journal’s report comes on the eve of when Apple announces its third-quarter earnings, where the iPhone continues to play a key role, historically bringing in more than half of the company’s revenues. This time, analysts are expecting Apple to have sold close to 36 million iPhones during the quarter, which would represent a 14.85 percent increase from the same time last year. The most Apple’s ever sold during any quarter happened this past holiday season, where Apple sold 51 million new iPhones, making the rumored 70 to 80 million unit number a sign of where Apple wants to go.