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With 90 million units, Apple is planning the largest ever production of new iPhones

Shweta Sengar | Updated on: 9 July 2015, 16:37 IST

Apple is planning to manufacture 90 million units of new iPhones, which will be the largest ever production move by Apple, reported Wall Street Journal.

What's the order?

Apple has asked its suppliers to manufacture 85 million to 90 million units for two models of new iPhones, which sport 4.7-inch and 5-inch displays. Last year, the company asked its suppliers to produce 70 million to 80 million units of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which was then the largest ever production order. Apple's suppliers gave the information to the newspaper about the orders.

What to expect from the new phones?

Reports suggest that the new iPhone will incorporate Force Touch Technology, a feature capable of distinguishing between a light touch and a deep press. Bloomberg reported last month that suppliers have already commenced the production of handsets which feature the Force Touch Technology. This technology is already used in Apple Watches and MacBook laptops.

The screen size is reported to be the same as iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The screen resolution will also be similar.

Scaling up production

Anticipating massive production orders, the suppliers have already scaled-up the production of components required to manufacture iPhones. Apple's primary supplier, Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, is on a recruitment drive considering large-scale production orders. The production is expected to begin next month.

First published: 9 July 2015, 15:42 IST