Apple expects to sell over 100M 5G iPhones in 2020
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An unconfirmed report in Digitimes claims that Apple is advising its suppliers that it will be producing in excess of 100 million of the next iPhone, a rise of around a fifth over 2019's estimates.
Apple has previously been reported to be expecting to sell 80 million 5G iPhones in 2020. However,, Apple has allegedly advised its supply chain that it is forecasting a sharp rise in demand for the 5G iPhones that it is due to release in September 2020.
Specifically, Digitimes says that sources within the Taiwanese supply chain, have been told to expect Apple will sell 100 million of the new iPhones.
Also according to Digitimes, Apple has been expecting to sell between 70 and 80 million of the 2019 range of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
It's true that the iPhone 11, in particular, has been selling well. However, Digitimes has a particularly mixed track record when it comes to hardware sources.
Recently, it claimed that Apple had abandoned its AR glasses project and then had to walk that back.
Apple has yet to officially reveal that 5G will be included in the 2020 iPhones, although Qualcomm has hinted at it. The technology is expected to impact the manufacturing cost of the iPhones, but it's expected that despite being late to 5G, these next iPhones will become market leaders.