The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus may be killing it in terms of demand, but that’s just because they’re the hot new devices on the market, right?
Not according to industry sources, who claim that chip orders for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices have already exceeded 50 million units for the first quarter of 2015.
In real world terms, what that means is that Apple is forecasting that the iPhone 6 won’t slow down its sales domination one bit after the holiday season, since the Q1 2015 chip order is just as strong as the one for Q4 2014.
In all, Apple has reportedly asked its manufacturers to prepare chips for over 200 million iPhone 6 devices, in addition to between 30-50 million Apple Watches.
Apple sold 10 million+ iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices in its launch weekend. Since then, the company has launched its next gen handsets in 22 new markets, while Chinese preorders alone amounted to 4.85 million units after just a few days.
In all, Apple has said the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be available in 115 countries by the end of 2014.