Apple may have found a surprise winner in its iPhone SE and now with its successful run in certain countries, it appears that the Cupertino tech giant may have amped up the orders for the 4-inch offering.
According to report on AppleInsider, the Cupertino tech giant “plans to build more than 5 million units this quarter alone.” Reportedly, Apple CEO, Tim Cook shared that they were “caught by surprise” given the demand of the 4-inch iPhone SE. Apple has been struggling to meet the requirements, with the new orders also taking additional two to three weeks to ship directly from the company. This has probably resulted in Apple increasing production.
A recent report on DigiTimes, citing supply chain sources, revealed that the company may have revised its chip orders for more than 5 million units. Reportedly, the third quarter may also witness a similar demand as is being currently experienced during the second quarter. The sources also shared that, on the other hand, orders for the iPhone 6S have been slowed down owing to the fall in sales of the 2015 flagship. With the slow growth of its high-end lineup, Apple has now moved its attention to the mid-range offering that is currently witnessing a surge in demand.
Fans may recollect that when KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, had first revealed details about a 4-inch iPhone, sceptics may have soon thought that the smaller device won’t be received well. However, Kuo had shared that Apple will witness sales of up to 20 million to 30 million units of the iPhone SE by the end of 2016. It appears that much like his previous predictions, Kuo could be very right with this one too since he was certain about demands for smaller phones in the markets today.
Keep coming back for more updates on how the 4-inch iPhone SE continues to fare in the markets across the globe.