Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty recently met with Asian component suppliers, including those who work for Apple.
They predict sales of up to 20% higher for the iPhone 6 than the previous iPhone 5S.
The analyst doesn’t expect any shortages of components so Apple should have no problem meeting a possible high demand.
Huberty also predicts a higher material usage for the iPhone 6. Thus the cost of the components could be $20 to $30 higher than that of the iPhone 5S.
The major factors to the higher costs are likely the larger display and an improved camera.
And until we can actually hold the iPhone 6, here are a couple of comparisons between mockups of the smartphone and the iPhone 5S.