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MacRumors reports that according to Digitimes's sources, Apple has asked its supply chain partners to step up component production in order to meet its aim of 80 million iPhone 6 and iPhone Plus units shipped by the end of 2014.

Assuming that there are no unforeseen production problems, Apple is expecting to ship 10 million units of the two phones by the end of September, with another 70 million shipped by the end of the fourth quarter.

MacRumors refers to a Wall Street Journal report back in July that said that Apple wanted to have as many iPhone 6 units as possible ready to avoid any supply issues, and it certainly looks like this aim has been achieved, with pre-orders for both phones starting on September 12 for purchase on September 19. At one stage it was even rumoured that the iPhone 6 Plus would not be launched until later in the year due to production issues, but clearly those have been resolved, if they ever even existed, and Apple is well on track to meet its shipping target.

Source: MacRumors
 

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