Apple plans to make up to 90 million of next iPhones by the end of the year, riding high on the success of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that had large screen displays.
The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the company's plans, reports that the Cupertino tech giant has asked manufacturers to produce 85 to 90 million units of the next iPhones.
The company would be setting a record with its planned production, since its earlier production for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last year was in the range of 70 to 80 million units last year, the publication added.
The two new iPhones - said to be called the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus or iPhone 7 - due this year are not expected to feature radical changes from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple seems to be convinced that it will manage to achieve higher sales of the next iPhones.
But the question here is whether Apple is right in placing such a huge bet on its next-gen iPhones, sine the rumoured upgrades aren't phenomenal. Another question is will the rumoured iPhone 6S series outsell its predecessors.
Well, it's too early to say but Apple is known to keep some innovation up its sleeve. So far, based on the rumours and leaked reports, iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are expected to feature 4.5-inch and 5.5-inch displays with same resolution as their predecessors.
The biggest change expected in the future devices is the integration of Force Touch technology, which can distinguish between a light tap and a deep press to perform various actions.
Speaking of upgrade, the iPhone 6S is expected to come with an overhauled camera that can produce DSLR-like images with its 12MP rear-facing iSight sensor.
Other features include an A9 processor, improved Touch ID, 2GB RAM and a new colour option in addition to the existing ones.
The new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are expected to arrive in September, in line with Apple's usual timetable for releasing new iPhones every year.