According to The Wall Street Journal, the Cupertino tech giant ordered a whopping 70 to 80 million units of iPhone 6 to its subcontractors.
The orders include both the 4.7 and the 5.5-inch models.
If the information is confirmed, it would be an unprecedented record for Apple.
By contrast, in 2013, for the launch of the iPhone 5S and 5C, Apple ordered 60 and 50 million units.
Recent surveys show that customers are eager to buy the new iPhone thanks to its bigger display so the company’s decision to increase the number of orders seems just right.
The publication also reports that Apple has entrusted the production of the two models to different suppliers, Foxconn and Pegatron.
The Wall Street Journal also notes that there are manufacturing problems with the phablet iPhone’s display tactile sensors.
According to the latest rumors, the next Apple smartphone will be released on September 19.
Among the new features of the new iPhone, the larger screen size is expected to make a difference.