The iPhone 6 is expected to provide a much-needed boost not only for Apple sales but also for Greater China's export sector.
Widely expected to be launched on September 9, Apple's iPhone 6, rumored to have a bigger screen, new features and slimmer design, is touted as a "game changer" for the smartphone market.
"[The] iPhone is an American product but is made in China. The iPhone 6 could be the most anticipated Apple smartphone ever, with interest easily outstripping that of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5," Ting Lu, chief China economist at Bank of America Merill Lynch (BofA-ML) wrote in a note.
"Sales of iPhone 6, thanks to its expected large scale, could even impact macro indicators in those countries involved in making it," Lu said.
The iPhone 6 could add about 1 percentage point per month to Chinese export growth for the rest of 2014, while Taiwan's export growth could get an around 2 percentage points boost per month during August-October and 1 percentage point per month from November 2014-January 2015, according to the bank's calculations.