Apple seems to be very confident that the iPhone 6 is going to be a world-conquering hit. G for Games points us to a new report from Taiwan’s Business Weekly that claims Apple has ordered an “unprecedented” number of iPhone 6 units for this fall.
What does “unprecedented” mean, exactly? According to the publication’s supply chain sources, the number of iPhone 6 orders placed is about twice the number that Apple placed for the iPhone 5 — the first batch will supposed by 68 million units. G for Games notes, however, that this could be because Apple is making two different iPhone 6 models: One with a display of 4.7 inches and another with a display of 5.5 inches.
The report also says that at least one of the iPhone 6 models is entering into mass production this month, which makes all the sense in the world given that Apple is reportedly unveiling the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 in early September and then releasing it around two weeks later.
At this point, we’re all very familiar with what the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will look like based on a number of leaked mockups and parts: It will be the thinnest iPhone yet at just 6 millimeters thick and it will have more rounded edges than the iPhone 5s, with the power button moved from the top of the device to the side.