Supply of Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus may slowly improve as Apple shifts manufacturing in favor of the unexpectedly popular handset, according to upstream supply chain sources talking with Digitimes. This claim echoes an earlier report that recommends the iPhone 6 Plus could account for up to 60 percent of overall future iPhone 6 gadget shipments.
Though the manufacturing ratio has been adjusted to fulfill need for the 6 Plus, retail supply will take some time to improve as part providers and assemblers slowly ramp as much as meet this new level of manufacturing.
But most component suppliers’ current inventories are not sufficient for additional iPhone 6 Plus orders, and gadget makers also do not have adequate production lines for relevant assembly. Therefore, the retail channel may have to wait a while prior to seeing a signifciant increase in iPhone 6 Plus supply, the sources kept in mind.
The supply of Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus has been constrained because its launch last month. The handset swiftly offered out throughout pre-orders and has actually stayed in short supply. The estimated online delivery time for the handset presently sits at 3 to 4 weeks with iPhone tracking websites showing little to no inventory at traditional retail stores.
Real-world use is revealing strong preference for the smaller sized iPhone 6 model, however with accessibility constraints on the iPhone 6 Plus, that result is not unanticipated. With an approaching launch in China on October 17, reservations there are seeing a more even divided in between the two sizes.