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Apple’s ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’ may have entered volume production one to two weeks later than originally expected, but the Cupertino firm is now asking component suppliers to increase their output ahead of next Wednesday’s unveiling.

A new report Thursday by Reuters alleges that increased orders might serve as a confirmation of Apple’s faith in the new handsets. The report cites Japan Display CEO Mitsuru Homma, who said that his company’s “biggest client” is “coming to us with more orders, saying ‘give us more, give us more’.

“They keep increasing” orders, he added.

Though he didn’t mention Apple by name, it’s safe to assume that Apple is Japan Display’s “biggest client”.

He went on to hint that the forthcoming iPhones require some “difficult technology” in manufacturing though he thinks that “ramp-up is going well”.

There has been some talk that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus may be limited at launch due to yield issues so this report at least acknowledges that those Force Touch screens are not causing bottlenecks.

Back in March, Apple inked a deal with Japan Display to build a $1.4 billion factory dedicated solely to building smartphone displays for future iPhones.

Japan Display was formed in a government-backed deal in 2012 from the ailing display units of Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi. The company could soon merge with Sharp’s display business to create a more stable display maker, investors hope.

“We’re currently in the midst of various restructuring measures. We don’t have the capacity to consider such a move, and we haven’t been asked to do so by our major shareholder either,” Hooma said.

The new iPhones are expected to incorporate pressure-sensitive Force Touch screens, faster A8 chips, speedier 300Mbps LTE cellular data, a 12-megapixel rear shooter with 4K video capture, a five-megapixel front camera and more.

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are widely expected to be announced alongside the rumored iPad Pro, a fourth-generation iPad mini and a much improved Apple TV set-top box at Apple’s event next Wednesday.

Source: Reuters

  • Jason Baroni

    Then, me to my boss: pay me more, pay me more

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Your boss to you: You are fired, you are fired.

      • Jason Baroni

        lol

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Haha!

      • 9to5Slavery

        Work like a slave and obey my commands, boss’s boss says work like a slave obey my commands. Ceo says work like a slave obey my commands

      • Julioe Herzandes

        Your boss to you: You are fired, you are fired.

    • Julioe Herzandes

      Then, me to my boss: pay me more, pay me more

  • Buck

    Are people really that excited for the 6S?

    Seems amazing to me for what is likely such a small change.

    • Pretty much everybody with a 5s is likely to be somewhat excited by the 6s.

      • Buck

        Hmm – Definitely not me – I have a 5S due to the screen size.

      • I just want a phone with decent battery life (one that at least lasts all day) 😉

        It seems connecting an Apple Watch and Bluetooth headphones to my 5s drains its battery crazy fast…

        Assuming the 6s / 6s Plus accomplishes that then I’m sold!

      • Buck

        I understand – That makes sense.

        I’m just still bitter that apparently no 6C is happening. Honestly not sure what I’ll do at some point if they never again make a sub 4.7″ phone.

      • Kim Olsson

        My gf said she hated the size of my iPhone 6 (she held her 5 dearly), until she dropped the damn thing and had to buy the 6, now she, as well as so many others, appreciates the extra size over the tiny format iPhone 5 comes with. Just my 0.02$ 🙂

      • Buck

        My GF also likes her 6 – Several of my male friends like the 5S size – I think it’s mostly about the way we carry it and use it (pockets vs purses, etc).

        Just bums me out they may never again have a 4″ size phone update. Options are good

      • Mike M. Powell

        I loved my 5s as well till I dropped it and had to replace the screen then another drop as just opted for the 6. I can say it took a while to adjust but I kinda like the 6 now. I’m thinking of getting the 6s but I might just finish paying off the 6 then get the 7 when it comes around

      • theapple99

        Don’t those old nokia brick phones from the 1990s battey life good? LOL

      • True but then those phones aren’t particularly smart nor do they have an Apple Watch and Bluetooth headphones connected to them for most of the day 🙂

        It seems that every year technology improves however for the most part the batteries stay the same…

      • theapple99

        what about a pager. Just joking lol

      • Julioe Herzandes

        Pretty much everybody with a 5s is likely to be somewhat excited by the 6s.

    • iPhoneWINS

      nope

    • Joey

      Yes. Including those people who say they aren’t getting one. Just wait and see.

    • Rowan09

      Small upgrade? Supposedly 4k screen, 12Mp camera from 8, 5MP FaceTime camera from 1.3, 2GB of RAM from 1, faster processor, force touch and this is minor to you?

      • Buck

        Screen & camera are already fine for most people is my point. Force touch remains to be shown as actually useful on anything beyond the watch.

        For the average buyer, it just seems like a good version to skip.

        Doesn’t sound like they are addressing the “slippery as a wet bar of soap” form factor which suck.

      • Rowan09

        The S model never change the design and the design is fine. I understand but to say it’s a small upgrade isn’t doing it justice.

  • iPhoneWINS

    uh oh here comes the shortage stories lol…. luckily I’m waiting for the iphone7 so you guys can go by the 6S that was made for me…llololol

    • Julioe Herzandes

      uh oh here comes the shortage stories lol…. luckily I’m waiting for the iphone7 so you guys can go by the 6S that was made for me…llololol

  • TechToch

    then apple to the customers buy more buy more

  • Jamessmooth

    Has there ever been an iPhone release that HAS NOT had “yield issues”?

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