Apple to make at least 75 million 5G iPhones for later this year

Apple Inc has asked suppliers to manufacture minimum 75 million 5G iPhones for later in 2020, along with new Apple Watch models, a new iPad Air and a smaller HomePod, Bloomberg News reported today.

The company is expecting shipments of those iPhones to reach as high as 80 million units this year, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Apple aims to introduce four new iPhone models in October with 5G wireless speeds, a different design and a wider choice of screen sizes, Bloomberg reported, adding lower-end phones are expected to be shipped sooner than the Pro devices.

Apple is also preparing a new iPad Air with an edge-to-edge iPad Pro-like screen, two new Apple Watch versions and its first over-ear headphones outside the Beats brand, as stated by a report.

Apple is also developing a new Apple TV box with a faster processor for improved gaming and an upgraded remote control, although it might not ship until 2021, Bloomberg reported.

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