News out of Taipei late yesterday noted that the world's biggest electronics manufacturer for hire, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., posted higher sales for the first quarter of this year, compared with the same period last year, due to solid demand for two of the products it makes -- Apple Inc.'s new iPhone models -- the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Even though Android phone production was higher as well, it was Apple's smartphones that drove profit. Analysts said Saturday that after Apple launched the two new iPhone models in September, strong demand extended to the first quarter of this year from the fourth quarter of last year, helping Hon Hai record a more than 14 percent year-on-year sales increase for the three-month period.
In the January-March period, Hon Hai, the world's largest contract electronics maker, posted NT$1.01 trillion (US$32.27 billion) in consolidated sales, up 14.87 percent from a year earlier. The first quarter figure was the highest ever compared with the same period in the past.
About Making Comments on our Site: Patently Apple reserves the right to post, dismiss or edit any comments. Comments are reviewed daily from 4am to 7pm PST and sporadically over the weekend.