Whenever a new iPhone comes around, Apple always seems to have a problem with meeting that early demand. As millions of eager early adopters descend upon Apple Retail Stores across the world, the first batch seems to run out long before even half of those in search of the device actually manage to get hold of it, but with the iPhone 6’s retail date now looming, the Cupertino outfit looks to be pulling out all of the stops to ensure a sizeable early inventory.

According to Business Weekly in Taiwan, Apple has put in orders exceeding 68 million for the first run of iPhone 6 devices as it looks to early broaden availability, and given the heightened anticipation regarding the device’s larger size options and numerous other perks, you feel that even this figure is perhaps too low as iPhone Fever begins to take a stronghold.

Every year, the hype surrounding the next iPhone seems to dominate the tech world, but with Apple finally caving to industry pressure and releasing handsets with considerably larger displays, it’s likely that turnout will increase considerably once the wider audience learns of the device’s specifics.

With a 4.7-inch model accompanying a 5.5-inch variant, those who’ve grown disgruntled by the iPhone’s shortcomings in terms of display real estate will have no excuses for picking up the iPhone 6, and as well as prompting current iPhone users to upgrade en masse, some analysts believe that Android users will jump ship in their droves given that they’re no longer forced to use an iOS alternative to enjoy a larger screen.

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If Apple does achieve the 68 million units as is being suggested, then this would more than double the initial batch of iPhone 5s shipments, but given the significantly heightened interest for the iPhone 6 and Apple’s inability to meet early demand back in September 2013’s iPhone 5s launch, those looking to score a handset on day one can ill afford to be complacent.

It is unclear whether this figure regards the only 4.7-inch model or both iPhone 6 size options, but if it does include the more sizeable variant, it’s certain that the overwhelming majority of the 68 million sum total will be accounted for by the 4.7-inch device.

(Source: BusinessWeekly [Google Translate])

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