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You won’t believe how many iPhone 6 units Apple is reportedly building this year

Apple iPhone 6 Production

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.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.