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Is the iPhone 6 Plus even hotter than we thought?

Published Oct 3rd, 2014 9:55AM EDT
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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sold like crazy during their record launch weekend, with Apple running out of stock of the bigger 5.5-inch phablet during preorders in various markets. Some reports preceding the iPhone 6’s launch stated that Apple might have limited iPhone 6 Plus inventory at first, but a new Digitimes report proposes the wildest iPhone 6 Plus sales prediction yet.

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According to supply chain sources who talked to the publication, the iPhone 6 Plus is said to account for 60% of total iPhone 6 device shipments, a surprising number that’s not backed up by any actual proof.

Apple recently announced it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units during the launch weekend, without actually breaking down that number further between the two devices. Of course, Apple never announces iPhone sales mix details.

However, web analytics reports have revealed that the iPhone 6 generated significantly more traffic than the iPhone 6 Plus, suggesting that most of the initial 10 million iPhone 6 units sold were 4.7-inch models. According to Chitika, the iPhone 6 accounted for 1.6% of iPhone-generated web traffic three days after the phone was launched, eight times the iPhone 6 Plus’ traffic share during the same time.

That report combined with the fact that the iPhone 6 Plus was first to sell out during preorders suggest that Apple indeed had limited iPhone 6 Plus stock on hand.

Apple may be looking to increase iPhone 6 Plus production, considering the phone’s popularity with certain buyers, but Digitimes‘ claim seems to be highly unlikely at this point in time.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

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 brings his entertainment expertise to 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.