Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is going to start building 4.7-inch iPhone screens starting in May, according to Reuters. The new iPhone 6 is expected to arrive this fall. Apple is considering the manufacturing of 5.5-inch iPhones, but the company is reportedly having problems making the screens. The current iPhones on the market are 4-inch and 3.5-inch sizes. The iPhone 4S and previous models are 3.5 inches whereas the iPhone 5 and above is 4 inches.
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) launched the first iPhone in 2007 and it is still one of the most used type of devices today. It is believed that Apple has already crossed the 500 million mark based on the total number of iPhones sold since then. Forbes estimates that the milestone was probably achieved on March 8th, entering the quarter that Apple had sold 472 million iPhones. The official numbers have not yet been announced, but we will most likely hear the milestone announcement after the current quarter closes and the official numbers are released.
China Mobile has added one million new Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone users in the month of February after it started to offer the smartphone in mid January, according to China Mobile CEO Li Yue. Unfortunately, China Mobile announced its first decline in annual earnings in over a decade. China Mobile has been increasing network investments and handset subsidies to fight competition. Apple and China Mobile are excited about their bet in bringing the iPhone to the world’s largest carrier based on the number of subscribers.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) offers a small percentage discount for people that buy products in bulk. The program offers discounts to customers that spend over $5,000 in a 12-month period. The discount has slightly increased, according to a report from TechCrunch.
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The South China Morning Post (SCMP) is reporting that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will release two new versions of the next-generation iPhone in September. One will have a 4.7-inch display and the other will be 5.5-inch. Both of the displays are believed to have sapphire screens. The SCMP cited industry insiders that have “seen the prototypes.”
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) sold 51 million iPhones in the first quarter of 2014. This is the first time that Apple sold over 50 million iPhones in a single quarter. Apple sold 47.8 million iPhones in the same quarter in 2013. Apple sold 26 million iPads, which is up from 22.9 million in the same quarter of 2013.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has a deal in place with China Mobile, the largest wireless carrier. The deal is already showing signs of success. In an interview, China Mobile Chairman Xi Guohua said that “multi-millions” of iPhones have been ordered by customers ahead of the launch on Friday.