Apple is already seeing record sales with the iPhone 6 but the company is expecting a higher demand for the next generation of the smartphone and has reportedly placed a record-breaking order with manufacturers.
According to a WSJ report, Apple has ordered manufacturers to supply 85 to 90 million iPhone 6s during launch time up from the 70 to 80 million iPhone 6 that were ordered last year. The company is expecting to sell a large number of devices which has been the case for the second iteration of each iPhone since the 4S.
Apple has so far sold 700 million iPhones and with each release the company has bettered its sales record. The trend definitely won't be any different for the next iPhone and sales will likely be more than the 74.5 million from the last holiday season.
The iPhone 6s is expected to get a few new features while retaining the original iPhone 6's design. It will also have a Plus variant. Although, there are rumours of a smaller iPhone 6, the WSJ report has only mentioned about orders of the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch devices but things might change by the time Apple announces the smartphones.
Source: Wall Street Journal (Needs subscription)