A report from Consumer Intelligence Partners suggests that for every one iPhone 6 Plus, Apple is selling three times the number of iPhone 6s. It’s unclear whether that’s due to demand, but it’s at least due to supply.
The Wall Street Journal reported an unnamed source as saying:
We have been churning out 140,000 iPhone 6 Plus and 400,000 iPhone 6 every day, the highest daily output ever, but the volume is still not enough to meet the preorders.
Foxconn is making nearly 3x many more iPhone 6s than iPhone 6 Pluses, everyday. Given that, it’ll be awfully hard for the iPhone 6 Plus to outsell the iPhone 6.
Apple is making nearly 3x as many iPhone 6s, so unsurprisingly, Apple sold nearly 3x as many iPhone 6s as well.
A quick check on the Apple website shows that iPhone 6s ship in 7-10 days time, whereas the iPhone 6 Plus requires 3-4 weeks.
It sure seems like a supply driven phenomenon.
With time, I expect more Apple enthusiasts to realize the value of a bigger display, as this TechCrunch author did:
Apple’s new iPhones have been available for around a month now, and something interesting has happened with this generation: I’m forced to revisit my original reviews and change my initial impression based on later experience. After further testing of the two devices, I find the iPhone 6 Plus has become my smartphone of choice, as a surprising first choice over the iPhone 6.
I expect the bigger version of the iPhone 7 to outsell its smaller sibling.