Apple Inc. is planning the largest initial production run for next iPhone by the end of the year, according to Wall Street journal report. The company is asking suppliers to manufacture 85 to 90 million units of the two new 4.7 inch and 5 inch display models. Last year Apple has ordered 70 million to 80 million of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, which was its largest initial production till date. So this new production will be largest for the company.
These new iPhones are also expected to come with Apple new Force Touch technology, which will differentiate between the deep and light press. The paper reported that the information about the new order comes from the suppliers. According to Bloomberg, the suppliers have started the initial production of the iPhone models with Force Touch technology, this Force Touch Technology has been in the use for Apple watch and MacBook touchpad.
Apple is keen in maintain the screen resolution and the screen size similar to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus of these new iPhone models. Apple is also considering Taiwan-based Wistron Corp, a third assembler to produce the new phones. For last year iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, company was in collaboration with Hon Hai Precision Industry Co and Pegatron Corp.
The paper also said that some company, who manufactures the components of the phone, has started to manufacture parts in large numbers.
Apple’s main assembler Hon Hai also known as Foxconn has started recruiting workers at its main iPhone production base in Zhengzhou, north-central China, as they are expecting the mass production to begin in next month, Wall Street Journal reported.
There were no official comments from Apple, as they could not be reached for the comments.