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Here are more signs that Apple’s iPhone 6 launch will be its biggest ever

iPhone 6 Rumors Launch

Apple will unveil the iPhone 6 in early September, and launch at least one version of it in the weeks following the keynote. The company is said to have placed iPhone 6 orders amounting to 80 million units for 2014, which would make the iPhone 6’s launch the biggest in Apple history so far. A new report from Digitimes seems to indicate that the iPhone maker plans to sell a large number of handsets in the second half of the year, as the Taiwanese publication reveals that Apple suppliers in the region are doing quite well financially. 

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Digitimes reports that at least three Apple suppliers posted increased revenues in July, and are expected to benefit from iPhone orders in the following months of the year.

Battery makers Simplo and Dynapack will both make batteries for the iPhone, and have reported increased revenues for July as well. Simplo posted consolidated revenues of $160 million (6.59% increase compared to last year) and Dynapack posted revenues of $77 million (1.35% increase).

“In addition to increased orders for notebooks and tablets, Simplo’s growth in July was partly due to orders for the next-generation iPhones, market watchers noted. Simplo is expected to achieve sequential growth in the third quarter,” Digitimes writes.

Dynapack is expected to see strong growth in August and September with help of iPhone orders, but also thanks to rising market demand for notebook batteries.

Chassis maker Catcher Technology has announced consolidated revenues of $155 million for July, 36.79% higher than during the same month last year, with the iPhone expected to be the main growth driver for the company. The company apparently entered Apple’s iPhone supply chain this year, grabbing an impressive 30% of chassis orders from the company.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.