NEW YORK: Apple Inc is preparing for the largest initial production run for its next iPhones by the end of the year, the Wall Street journal reported.
The company is asking suppliers to manufacture 85 million to 90 million units of two new models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays.
The company had ordered 70 million to 80 million of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last year, in its largest initial production run so far.
The new phones are also expected to feature Force Touch technology which can distinguish between a light tap and deep press, people familiar with the matter told the Journal.
The information about orders came from Apple's suppliers, the paper added.
Bloomberg reported last month that suppliers had started initial production of iPhone models with Force Touch, a technology already used in Apple.
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