The seemingly overnight collapse of Apple manufacturing partner GT Advanced, in which the component maker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, will reportedly not have an affect on manufacturing of the upcoming Apple Watch.
Last month, BMO Capital Markets analyst Keith Bachman predicted that Apple could sell up to 189 million iPhones during the 2015 fiscal year. Taiwan-based DigiTimes, citing sources within the supply chain, corroborates that figure by claiming that Apple could sell up to 200 million iPhone 6 units in FY 2015.
On Thursday, October 2, it was reported that Chinese reservations for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus had reached 2 million in just six hours of availability. Now, the number is even more impressive.
Following the news that Apple has gained regulatory approval on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China, the Cupertino-based company announced on Tuesday that the two smartphones will launch in the world’s most populous country on Friday, October 17. Apple will begin accepting iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders in China on Friday, October 10.