Strong iPhone 6 Plus demand rumored to delay iPad Pro production
It’s funny to admit that no matter where you go, anyone that notices that you’re using an iPhone 6 or an iPhone 6 Plus will most likely ask you if your phone has bent. This is to say that yes, “bendgate” was a huge driving force of bad publicity for the iPhone 6 Plus, though you’d think it would be bad enough to affect Apple’s demand for the device. Actually, the reality is quite the opposite, and even though Apple hasn’t provided any solid iPhone 6 Plus numbers, some credible sources have just detailed its status.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the demand for the iPhone 6 Plus is so significant, that Apple still considers that its suppliers are doing an “unsatisfactory” job in building enough of them in a timely manner. This has affected Apple’s supply chain so much, that the company has reportedly instructed its suppliers to push the production of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro from December 2014 to an undefined date in 2015 in order to meet the iPhone 6 Plus demand first. What’s interesting about this rumor though, is that the source also claims that there is a separate 12.9-inch Retina MacBook in the works, and which we see highly unlikely for Apple to really be building two products separately, and not just a hybrid.
Whatever the case may be, we have heard of Apple building two iPad Pro units, one running an integrated iOS/OS X operating system. Whatever the case may be, it seems the iPhone 6 Plus is as hot as Apple claims it to be. We’ll know more on Apple’s iPad event next week.