Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is manufacturing 68 million units of the iPhone 6 to release in the first-rollout phase, according to a Taiwanese publication report. As per to the report the production of the iPhone 6 will be far more than its predecessors.
Apple plans enough inventories
At the time of the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, Apple sold nine million units in the first weekend of release, which reflects the gravity of the 68 million inventory planned for the iPhone 6.
Unlike Sony, who did not have enough supplies of PS4 during its launch, Apple is keen to stock enough inventories for its fans on the launch date. However, the latest rumors should be taken with a grain of salt. The source is Apple supply chain, which has been the source of many leaks previously, but nothing concrete as yet. Also, the report does not mention the new reported split in the iPhone line-up
Full glass iPhone 6, No?
A few days back, a patent Picked up by Apple Insider claimed that Apple might come with an iPhone made of all glass unlike the previous models that are made of plastic or metal. There are reports from quite some time that the company would offer a full glass body iPhone 6. To the experts, it seems a lame decision because the glass screen on the iPhone has been a flop in the past, which has disappointed millions of fans.
According to research, the Glass screen of 26% of the iPhone starts cracking within two-years of usage. Strings of leaked picture show metal encasing for iPhone 6, ruling out that Apple will repeat its mistake (iPhone 4 and 4S, had glass front and backs) with one of the most awaited gadget.
Sapphire screen likely
Previously, Apple hinted that it would make sapphire glass screens. According to Professor Neil Alford of the department of materials at Imperial College, London, a video in which a 4.7 inch sapphire screen is scratched with a knife and trampled underfoot “could well be” legitimate.
Alford told the Guardian that Apple is clever. “What I think they’ve done is make a screen out of sapphire, which is incredibly scratch resistant, incredibly hard and has a high elastic modulus – meaning it’s very stiff,” he said.
Two versions of iPhone 6 are expected this year, with different specifications compared to the current iPhone 5S. A smaller iPhone 6 would be a 4.7 inch phone, and the larger one would have 5.5 inch display. Both the phones will have different screens and resolutions, which is one of the most noticeable hardware changes by Apple till date.
Apple is coming out of Steve Jobs shadow by offering a larger display phone. The reports from April 2013, suggest that Jobs was working on the iPhone 6 prototypes before his death.