Apple readies new rash of iPhones

Apple blossom, Mike MageeWhile Apple, along with other vendors, is seeing a decrease in sales of tablets, the outlook is rosy for the iPhone and it appears the company is set to launch two models next month.

Market intelligence company Trendforce said 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch version whill ship in the third quarter of this year, and Apple is hoping that as many as 24 million units will shi[ in that quarter.

And the fourth quarter is likely to be even better, with estimates that 50 million phones will ship.

Trendforce thinks that as many as 230 million units will ship this year, a growth fgure of 20 percent compared to 2014.

New features on the new lamps for old include a shift in memory from LPDDR3 to LPDDR4 and memory capacities of 2GB.

That is causing Samsung and SK Hynix to ramp up production of the memory modules, and will mean they’ll have to create an extra 20,000 silicon wafers a month, using either 25 anometre or 20 nanometre manufacturing processes.

Minimum storage will be 32GB and the amount of sales Trendforce is anticipating means that 18 percent of all NAND flash production will be due to Apple shipments.