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Apple Preparing 75 Million 5G iPhones Alongside New Watches and iPad

  • Headphones, new Watch models, iPad Air, smaller HomePod coming
  • Supply chain, consumer interest hold up in pandemic, recession
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Watch: Apple wants to build at least 75 million 5G iPhones for later this year. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Apple Inc. has asked suppliers to build at least 75 million 5G iPhones for later this year, roughly in line with last year’s launch, in a sign that demand for the company’s most important product is holding up in the midst of the global pandemic and recession.

The Cupertino, California-based technology giant anticipates shipments of these next-generation iPhones may reach as high as 80 million units in 2020, according to people familiar with the situation. Apple plans to launch four new models in October with fifth-generation wireless speeds, a different design and a wider choice of screen sizes, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing unannounced products.