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Apple is apparently so confident that the iPhone 6 will be its fastest-selling handset that it’s reportedly ordered a massive 68 million iPhone 6 units ahead of the Fall launch.

According to Chinese media reports, Apple is expecting high demand for the handset. It’s not just the case of pent-up demand, however.

Provided rumors are true, this Fall will bring the first iPhablet in the form of a 5.5-inch iPhone 6, a popular form factor that should help bring customer who have switched over to Samsung back into the fold…

GforGames points us to Taiwan’s Business Weekly reports [Google translate] mentioning an unprecedented amount of orders ahead of the iPhone 6’s launch this Fall.

Shipments are said to be anywhere between 60 and 80 million units. Business Weekly estimated that the first batch of iPhone 6 shipments will be of at least 68 million units, or twice as much compared to orders for the iPhone 5 in 2012.

iPhone 6 render (Mark Pelin 005)

The report did not specify whether the estimate includes both 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 variants. The story adds that the handset will enter mass production later this month.

“Foxconn and Pegatron’s chairmen, Terry Gou and Tung Tsu-hsien respectively, have supposedly been notified by Apple in regards to the production plan since the second week of June,” notes the story.

Apple’s boss Tim Cook frequently hinted at amazing new products this year. If the company is anticipating a twofold increase in demand volume for the iPhone 6 versus the iPhone 5/5s, it must be really confident that it has a smash hit on its hands.

Can the iPhone 6 deliver on the hype, do you think?

  • Kyle

    Has anyone noticed we haven’t seen any leaks of the larger “phablet” iPhone.

    • Chetan

      Because it ain’t coming soon. I don’t think this year btw.

      • Xee

        It better be this year! I cant wait longer then that.

      • mlee19841

        If it’s coming at all. It’s only speculation of a larger 4.7/5.5 iPhone.

    • Mikasa Ackerman

      There has been plenty of leaks… use Google… Even been shown by big YouTubers.

  • mlee19841

    Sweet. No early morning line standing or early morning online ordering.

    • Jack Wong

      I doubt it, most of the stock will go back to China… because they don’t get it on day1.

      • mlee19841

        lol. i retract my statement.

      • Jack Wong

        Apple could help us, they have done this with iPhone 5, but not 5s.

        10pmEST for preorder every night with limited stock, then pick it up next day, so we don’t have to wake up at 5 and camp in front of the store.

  • siddique

    i think the lcd size of iPhone 5s is very much ok…

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      Ok then dont buy one then.

    • Antzboogie

      Nope 4.7 will be awesome.

  • Taf Khan

    The masses of People who abandoned Apple will soon return due to larger screen sizes, Samsung S6 sales surely to be impacted..

    • Jack Wong

      It is not easy to switch the OS to me… like all the apps that I bought from the App store.

      I don’t mind to get a 2nd phone but I really mind to switch between the OS every year or every other year!?

      • mlee19841

        plus keep in mind a lot of apps that are on the iphone arent on android and if they are its a horrible made app. Not trolling since i used the htc m7 in the past, but the app store and the smoothness and the way the apps are built cant be beat.

      • Jack Wong

        I got $25 credit for Play Store from the Nexus 7(first generation), and I did not have any chance to spend it…

      • Kitten Meow

        I Agree. You buy $$$ of apps you love and use everyday then you switch to a new phone (android) and you have to pay $$$ to get those apps back. Or maybe just $$, because as someone stated below, some apps aren’t iOS and Android but rather only iOS (Office for iPad, anyone?).

    • mlee19841

      lol dont say that around the ture samsung users they will swear up and down its not true. But the numbers will speak when the new iphone comes. cant wait for that bigger screen. the 5s is good but a bigger screen will be even better.

  • Eddie Hines

    If you had T-Mobile JUMP, you can get the 4.7 inch now then in 3 months, trade it in for the 5.5 inch Iphone Air!

  • Jack Wong

    I wish I don’t have to keep refreshing the online store like what I did for the 5s.

    Make it like 2012, limited qty available at 10pm every night, reserve it then pick it up next day.

    I can’t beat bot.

  • @dongiuj

    Gold looks rubbish. Gray need a gray front.

    • Kitten Meow

      If you paid /ATTENTION/ to the way apple designs their products, almost all except Black / Slate colours have WHITE fronts. You are clearly an android user, where the phones (usually?) are the same colour front and back.

      Whatever! (But I can say, gold kinda does look like rubbish :P)

      • @dongiuj

        I do use an android device but I also have used apple devices such as iPhone 3, 4, 4S, 5 and an iPad so don’t go trying to tell me about “attention” and using “/” before and after that word. Also don’t go assuming what people are and are not, it’s not big and it’s not clever. You agreed with me at the end of your comment so that’s all you had to say.

      • Kitten Meow

        Ok, and by the way: people use / and / because the word is meant to be italic. They also use * and * if it’s supposed to be seen as bold

        I didn’t mean any offence in my other post, so sorry if you took it that way.