Apple will begin selling the new iPhone models in October, following a September unveiling. According to a report from the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) ( via Digitimes), there will be no delay for the launch of the next-generation iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s.
Both Zhen Ding Technology and Kinsus Interconnect Technology, and battery supplier Simplo Technology, have reportedly managed to improve to the yield rates of SLP (substrate-like PCB) products which will allow for volume production of materials in June. Meanwhile, iPhone suppliers Foxconn, Winstron and Pegatron have already started the recruitment and training process of new workers in China before the mass production of the new iPhone.
There have been reports in the past that claimed that Apple’s next iPhone could be delayed citing “production difficulties”. Bloomberg reported in April that the iPhone could be delayed ” one or two months” due to manufacturing issues. Japanese site Mac Otakara earlier this year suggested the OLED iPhone 8 would launch “very much” behind the LCD models.
Similarly, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will release the iPhone 8 in September, but the device will face “several supply shortages” for sometime. Similar delayed production claims have been made by analysts from Barclays, and Brian White.
Apple is expected to announce all three iPhones in the fall. Both the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will be upgraded versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 8, on the other hand, will sport an edge-to-edge display with a 5.1-inch screen. It is said to be a complete redesign, with a curved glass back, wireless charging support and some reports claim the “tenth anniversary” iPhone to cost upwards of $1000 (or approx Rs. 64,296).
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