Apple’s 2017 iPhone cycle began in a few months, and supply chain reports are announced along with the launch of production lines. The iPhone 8 will be a major upgrade with a new bezelless design, stainless steel and glass chassis, 5.8 inch OLED display.
There is a story about the delay of the iPhone this year, but this year I feel more than ever. A new report from Digitimes is that supply of OLED panels is very small as the latest bottleneck in the production process.
According to the report, the supply of OLED panels and the yield at the time of assembly suggest that iPhone shipments are suppressed.
Samsung will be the exclusive manufacturer of the panel for the OLED ‘iPhone 8’ (provisional name), but the output of the 5.8 inch panel seems to be largely restricted.
This report shows that by September, which is the typical launch window for the new iPhone, there are only 3-4 million iPhone devices available for shipment. Last year, Apple announced iPhone 7 on 7th September 2016.
Judging from the current supply of OLED panels, information was presented that Apple would be difficult to ship a new OLED-based iPhone in 2017.
IPhone assembling factories Foxconn, Pegatron, Wistron are also recruiting all at once to process iPhone production requirements. TSMC began shipping A11 processors for the next generation iPhone in May.
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This report will only describe OLED’s iPhone. It seems that the production of two “iPhone 7” devices equipped with LCD display is generally proceeding smoothly. The latter two mobile phones are expected to be a modest update compared to the existing iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but the OLED iPhone 8 is a completely new model (and the most noteworthy mobile phone in the media) .
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Everyone expects Apple to host a media event in September to announce the next generation iPhone lineup but there are a couple of things that show that iPhone 8 may not be released in late October There is a publication. The launch of just 4 million units in that month certainly will be very nervous. Apple normally sells over 10 million iPhones on weekends alone.
First posting date: June 28, 2017