iPhone 6 Could Cause 10 Percent Price Hike by Other OEMs: Report

 
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iPhone 6 Could Cause 10 Percent Price Hike by Other OEMs: Report
A recent report claimed that Apple had asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million of its two forthcoming large-screen iPhone models by the end of the year, which is believed to be the company's largest initial production run of iPhone handsets.

Now, a Chinese report, first picked by GforGames, suggests that the massive order by Apple could lead to price hike of 5 to 10 percent by other handset OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). The report claims that the price rise will be levied after the next iPhone will debut, and speculates that the OEMs are likely to pass on the increase to the consumers.

(Also see: iPhone 6 to Come With an Improved Touch ID Sensor: Report)

Part of Apple's supply chain - that includes the likes of Foxconn, Pegatron, and Winstron - has reportedly received unprecedented number of iPhone 6 orders from Apple which has led the companies to adopt a "pick customer, pick orders" strategy. Further, the supply chains do not have the production capacity to manufacture units as required by other OEMs.

(Also see: Foxconn sees net profit grow in 2013 on iPhone demand)

The report claims that the new strategy by OMEs will allow the firms to increase price to manufacture for other brands, while primarily focusing on the production of the iPhone 6, which is rumoured to come in two screen sizes - 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch.

(Also see: iPhone 6 Tipped Along With Prices to Launch on September 19)

Earlier on Monday, new internal components from Apple's next generation iPhone made yet another appearance. The new bunch of images, the latest in a series of leaks that just won't stop, purportedly showed the 4.7-inch iPhone 6's logic board and tipped support for near field communication (NFC) and faster Wi-Fi 802.11ac.

Ketan Pratap

Ketan Pratap covers daily news and rumours at Gadgets 360. He attended IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communication), majoring in English Journalism. Ketan is a ... More

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