An Apple iPhone sits on a box on January 27, 2015 in San Anselmo, California / Getty Images

The company is preparing 85-million to 95-million new phones, according to reports

Apple is to make more of the next iPhone than it has of any previous phone, according to reports.

The company is preparing 85-million to 90-million phones for sale when the new iPhone 6S or 7 goes on sale in September, according to the Wall Street Journal. That’s about 15 million more than it ordered of its predecessors, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus — the most successful phone that apple has sold to date.

The next iPhone is expected not to see any major design changes, and so is likely to take the name iPhone 6S. But it will have a screen that can tell how hard it is being pressed, which could add major new functionality to the operating system.

The phone will probably keep the same screen sizes as its predecessor, and won’t see any major upgrade of the screen resolution. It may have an improved battery, and Apple tends to give the phones a speed bump.


Large orders started coming in from Apple earlier this month, according to the Wall Street Journal. It may even take on new suppliers to cope with the huge demand, the paper reported.