There is quite a bit of controversy surrounding the new iPhone 6 Plus.
It’s the new golden child of Apple’s product line, bigger, thinner and more beautiful than ever. However, the size may just be detrimental to people who have smaller hands and can’t easily handle the large, slippery iPhone. And then there was all the #bendgate stuff, which turned out to be NBD.
The big and slightly bendy Apple iPhone 6 Plus is a remarkable device that may be seen as a turning point for smartphones in the U.S.
Not because it’s huge — Apple is playing catch-up in the jumbo-phone department. No, what’s really bending here is Apple. Instead of dictating what a smartphone shall be, the famously intransigent company is easing up and offering iPhone buyers a variety of choices.
This is partly a changing of the guard.
Apple Suppliers in Japan, Taiwan and South Korea Raise Forecasts Ahead of Expected New iPhone Launch
Preparations for the rollout of Apple Inc. ‘s latest iPhones are rippling through Asian economies, boosting revenues at component makers and helping underpin electronics exports from some nations.
The Cupertino, Calif., company is asking suppliers to manufacture up to 80 million units, about a third higher than initial orders last year for the iPhone 5S and 5C, according to people familiar with the matter. Apple is expected to launch two larger iPhone models in the fall and has been sourcing parts from across Asia ahead of the start of production in August, they say.