Hon Hai Precision Industry (Hong Hai, Taiwan’s electronic equipment consignment production leader) Relations sources said that Apple is advancing trial manufacture of wireless charging modules (composite parts) for the latest model of “iPhone” to be released in 2017 .
17 years corresponds to the 10th anniversary from iPhone release. Relationship sources said, “However, whether products will eventually be adopted in Apple’s latest model depends on whether Foxcon (Hon Hai) will be able to raise the yield rate to a satisfying level”.
The yield rate indicates the percentage of non-defective products satisfying a certain quality level in the parts produced. If it is low, it is considered not to be profitable and it may not be shipped as the final product.
The sources said that it is unclear whether Hon Hai manufactures modules used for the iPhone and whether the new function will be attached to all iPhones released in 17 years.
For this matter, Apple did not answer the e-mail asking for explanation, Hon Hai refrained from comment.
Introduction of the wireless charging function is part of Apple’s efforts to increase the sales of new models that are generally called “iPhone 8” due to review of the design. Just because it will be a special event called the 10th anniversary of iPhone release, the name “iPhone 8” may be different.
First posting date: November 10, 2016