Apple is scaling up chip manufacturing for the iPhone SE due to unexpected demand for the handset, a new report claims.
It’s said that Apple has revised chip orders from between 3.5 and 4 million up to 5 million, as claimed by DigiTimes.
The tech industry news site – known for its regular insider leaks – attributes the information to “industry sources”.
The report goes on to claim that Apple is “likely” to place just as many chip orders for the iPhone SE in the third quarter of this year too.
Just last week, CEO Tim Cook admitted that even Apple had been surprised by the demand for the new phone.
But it’s not just the iPhone SE manufacturing that is being revised, according to DigiTimes:
“Apple has slowed down its pace of orders for iPhone 6S due to falling sales of the model, the sources indicated.”
The report says this is because Apple is trying to focus on the “mid-range and entry-level” markets due to “decelerating growth” in the high-end smartphone space.
Of course, as we’re unable to verify the information cited in the report, take any such claims with due caution.
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Apple unveiled the iPhone SE on March 21, 2016, and released the handset to customers 10 days later.
The iPhone SE is the first 4-inch Apple smartphone since the iPhone 5S launched back in 2013.
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