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Apple's iPhone 6s order said to be upwards of 90 million units

Apple is reportedly asking its suppliers to make upwards of 90 million units of the upcoming iPhone 6s by the end of 2015. By comparison, last year's iPhone 6 launch sold 74.5 million units in the first three months of availability, which broke Apple's previous sales record.

From The Wall Street Journal:

Apple is asking suppliers to manufacture between 85 million and 90 million units combined of two new iPhone models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays by Dec. 31, according to people familiar with the matter. The screen sizes are the same as in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The iPhone 6s, if that ends up being the device's name, is said to be externally identical to last year's devices, for the most part changing internally, though it may add a rose gold color option. The phone may also come with an updated 12MP camera, 2GB of RAM, and support for Apple's Force Touch technology, which can distinguish between taps and more forceful presses.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

23 Comments
  • "S" Stands for Skip.
  • Yep skip on down to the Apple Store to get my 6s plus. Lol! Sent from the iMore App
  • Exactly! Sent from the iMore App
  • Same!This is the phone I'm getting when my upgrade is available in October :)
  • I just don't get the s upgrades because then i'm too tempted by the next iPhone. I'd rather get the first model and wait two years than get the s model and then end up getting the 7
  • No, the S is always the best model. They have ironed out any problems with the first version and the S version gets hardware updates. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • I do agree that getting the 'S' model always means you'll Notre Dame tempted by the new design the following year, I also know that the S model is always dramatically better performance wise. Sent from the iMore App
  • If true, I can get my 128gb Rose Gold 6s+ when it comes out. Sent from the iMore App
  • I definitely going for the 6s Plus! Sent from the iMore App
  • Please, let the rumors about the improvements be correct ! Sent from the iMore App
  • Either way for me I will be getting a new iPhone every year. Got a great deal through ATT on the next plan.
  • I got a great deal through Swappa and T-Mobile prepaid ;-)
  • That is until they decide to end subsidized phones like Verizon. Their doing it across Europe as well, iPhone sells were almost spit in half because of it. Even if these mobile providers start offering financing, sales for premium phones will be no where near what they once we're. So enjoy it while you can because the next iPhone you buy, you might be paying the full 700+. Which is really the way it should be, subsidiaries aren't good for anyone.
  • Hope they don't add Force Touch, on a mobile device that is jammed with so many fragile parts there is a huge possibility of major problems happening. More ram, all the LTE bands on new chip and maybe bump camera as they have discussed. I also like having home button, please keep the home button. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • In the last year alone, 5 new iPhone repair shops have opened up around me. Ever mobile provider in Switzerland now only offers 2 repairs a year with their extended warranty do to the massive problems their having with cracked iPhone displays. Over 25 percent of ever iPhone sold will be sent in for repair do to a cracked screen. Yes, they are very fragile. I've dropped my BlackBerry Passport twice, once on marble, nothing, it just bounced a little, an iPhone would have never survived that fall. Two of my co-workers had to get new iPhones because they sat on them, this Bendgate is actually real. No I'm not trolling not trying to dicourage you into buying a new iPhone as nothing I say will change your anything. Just know that the odds of you breaking your new toy are very high. Just for giggles, start counting the number of cracked iPhone displays you see daily, I would honestly be surprised if it want at least 5. I'm sure I'll get the normal response of, I've had 20 iPhones and never had a single cracked display, great for, if in fact it's actually the truth, I'm very dubious.
  • Having a 5s there is enough upgrades to get this cannot wait. But Apple now is different without Mr. Jobs, there probably wont be any available until December
  • I would be okay with the same camera if they would put the housing back in the phone, having it jut out from the rest of the device drives me batty
  • I have the gold 6 64 gig and already want to upgrade, I went from 4s to 5c two years ago then night out for the six and I might buy out again Sent from the iMore App
  • The 6s+ may be a worthy upgrade to my current 5. Going on about 2.5 years with the 5. Would be almost 3 years by time of this 6s launch.
  • I'm very happy with my 6-plus so I don't feel any desire to upgrade yet. If it looks the same plus has force-touch, 2gb RAM and a slightly better camera, I think I'll skip this upgrade cycle. Sent from the iMore App
  • How about a 4" model added to the mix w/128gig Sent from the iMore App
  • Any word on a 6c coming out? I love that baby blue color.
  • I've only owned one iPhone in my lifetime, a 4S. I absolutely hated it, returned it and was lucky enough to buy a Nokia 950, the development version of the Nokia N9. The reason why I disliked it so much is because of the following; 1.) The very first time I setup the iPhone, I had to login to every single Apple service individually, using the same friggen credentials. Every phone that I have ever used, I logged in once and than had access to every service the manufacturer provided. 2.) Though I'm sure Apple apps are aducuate, I have no interest in using them as I use multiple platforms and only use apps that are available on every system that I use. However iOS didn't allow me to change my default apps, just Apples apps are the default, if Google or Microsoft did the same thing, people would scream blood Marry, nope, because it's Apple, it's cool man, Apple knows what we need, rediculous on the highest order. 3.) I need to run a terminal app as I travel a lot for work, I need to be logged into the production server for the entire trading period. However iOS didn't allow me to put the terminal app in the background, without terminating my connections. I can't have the terminal app in the foreground the entire day as I also need to use my phone. With my current phone, not only can I run whatever app I have in the background but I can also stream a movie to my TV, than minimize the video app and still continue to have full access of my phone. When I tried to do this on my friends new iPhone 6, the video app just paused the movie. I need full multitasking and no, app switching isn't multitasking. 3.) I really disliked that iOS saves it's files under the apps that created them. I want, no I need all of my files under a centralized user directory. I also want a built in file-manager in which I can copy, move, delete, create new directories, upload them to any cloud service I have installed without having to use a client, etc. When I open a file from within an app, I want the file-manager listed as a possible choice to select my files with. 5.) When I install a Cloud Service, I want to login to it once and than have access to it from every app installed. I had to login to my cloud service like 15 times, every single app with iOS. I listed these things not to troll but to ask if iOS 9 has changed any of these things or is still the same. I've been using a BlackBerry Passport for the last year and it has been an incredible device for work. Not only does it do everything above in spades but the battery lasts 1.5 to 2.5 days depending on usage (there isn't a single person in my Office who doesn't have to charge their iPhones at least once in a day) it multitasks better than any platform I have ever used. Any communications app that I install are automatically put into the BlackBerry Hub which is just positively the best thing to come to a smartphone since the touch-screen, I have a 200GB SanDisk SD Card, with Android app support there isn't a single app that I needed, wanted and don't have, when I install a cloud service, even one as obscure as Mega Drive, every app installed automatically lists it, including the file-manager as a possible Share To. Talking about sharing between apps, unlike iOS which uses a dedicated share app (not part of the system) that requires app developers to create a profile for or their apps won't be listed as a possible Share To, the Passport dynamically creates it's Share To lists by taking every app installed and is of course compatible and just lists it. No hassle, none of this, an app developer wants it's users to only use certain apps to Share To so it blocks others none-sense. I can connect my phone to any TV with Miracast support without having to lug around an Apple TV, which I personally think is just a horrible products especially after buying a Minix Z64 and now a Nvidia Shield TV, etc. So has iOS 9 changed anything or is it still just a toy without those features that I've been enjoying for a while now. I really want to like the iPhone but everytime I use one, it just ends up frustrating me to no end. Something as simple as trying to find a file shouldn't be as difficult as iOS makes it. With my Passport all I have to do is start typing the name of file while on the homescreen, Global Search automatically starts and lists the file(s) and than from there I can open the file with any app that is installed or send it via any app installed, that can send files. I also can assign apps to file-extensions. Geesh, my list just goes on and on so I'll stop it here. I didn't mean to offend anyone as I'm truly interested in getting a new phone for home use but if I can't stream a movie to my TV for the kids while I'm playing Modern Combat 5, than it just isn't for me. By the way I can do that without a single issue with my Passport, audio from the game comes through on phones speaker while the movie is played through my audio system. I can even be logged into my Dev server compiling an app while this is happening, no problem, no lag, you know, real multitasking as it should be, this isn't the 90's.