80 million is clearly a very large number of devices a factory can produce and people can buy and use. The new iPhone 6 is being launched, allegedly, this September in tandem with Apple’s iOS 8 and there is a lot of controversy among fans and otherwise concerning design, functionality and interface. The new Apple gadget is said to be the most anticipated (on your toes) smartphone of the past decade! But that has also been said about the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G3 and Nokia’s X series as well.
True to this belief, Apple has prepared itself for the best: 80 million units to be launched so everyone can have one! That is Apple’s largest ever production run, saying a lot about the company’s level of confidence in the device. They have promised change in design and functionality, which remains to be seen. Rumor has it that Apple wants to sell at least 120 million iPhone 6 units by the end of the year, but whether their expectations will be met depends entirely on the quality and pricing of the phone.
Expecting to sell that many phones in such s short period of time suggests Apple has an ace up their sleeves – a surprise for us! However, rumor has it that the device will have a price ranging from $750 to $980, which doesn’t seem fit for a mass-produced device aiming to become the leading force in mobile technology. Some say the high price is causally related to the parts used in the phone’s redesigned structure, such as the sapphire crystal display. No matter why the phone might be overpriced, Apple is fighting for the top and if they come up with something that combines the new iOS 8 with the versatility of a new design and a device that can trump Samsung’s high quality merchandise, they might have a shot.
Apple is reaching high with 120 million sold units, and they have a shot at hitting big, but the same odds apply to failing as well. Since Apple has had its misfires, there is no guarantee that they will hit that target this time. Whatever happens when the iPhone 6 is launched, Apple will nonetheless remain in the top tech companies, at least for the immediate future.