The next-generation iPhone 6 may be a record-breaker, as Apple has reportedly ordered a whopping 90 million units from its supplier Foxconn.
Earlier this week, we heard that TSMC, which would reportedly be the sole manufacturer of chips for the iPhone 6, has already started mass production of the new Apple A8 processor that is expected to power the next iPhone.
According to a new report, Apple has now placed a massive order for the handset with Foxconn, requesting no less than 90 million iPhone 6 units. If this number turns out to be accurate, it would mark Apple's largest iPhone order ever, which in turn suggests that the company expects its next-generation iPhone 6 to break all records to date.
The news comes from a new DigiTimes report, which cites the Chinese-language Commercial Times. The latter reportedly got the data from Citigroup Global Markets.
The iPhone 6 is one of the most highly-anticipated devices expected to launch this year, especially since Apple is rumored to finally take the step towards a larger display. The new iPhone iteration will reportedly see a bump in screen size from 4 inches to 4.7 inches, and may also launch in an even larger version with a 5.5-inch or larger display to compete on the phablet market.
None of this is confirmed at this point, but it would make sense for Apple to increase the size of its next iPhone's display. Competitors are launching increasingly bigger smartphones and it is now clear that consumers don't mind having some extra screen real estate, so a larger iPhone will likely be welcomed by many.
The next-generation iPhone 6 is expected to make its official debut in September this year, following Apple's launch schedule from recent years. Reports also suggest that the new iPhone may launch alongside the much-rumored Apple iWatch. The company is expected to use sapphire glass for both its new iPhone and iWatch to make them more durable.
As previously mentioned, nothing is for certain at this point, as it's all based on rumors, leaks and speculation. Consequently, it is highly advisable to take everything with a grain of salt until some solid proof or official confirmation becomes available.