iPhone 6 orders expected to smash demand for iPhone 5s

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Though it hasn’t even been unveiled yet, Apple’s long awaited iPhone 6 is expected to see a huge surge in demand after the lacklustre performance of the iPhone 5s.

Indications from suppliers suggest that a high level of demand is predicted and that the company should have no problem in providing the new phones, which are rumoured to have larger screens than previous models.

In a note to investors, analyst Katy Huberty of Morgan Stanley said that during a recent trip to Asia, she had heard that orders for the iPhone 6 were up to 20% higher than for the iPhone 5s.

She wrote: “At this point, we see no major bottleneck in iPhone 6 production and an earlier production ramp could improve volumes early in the cycle.”

Huberty also expects the cost of materials could be around $20 - $30 higher than those for the iPhone 5s.

She said she had previously only expected to see sales increases of 12%, so if demand is 20% higher it will be a major boost for Apple, for which the iPhone accounts for 60% of the company’s sales.

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