Apple iPhone 8 suppliers are reportedly ramping up production early

Apple iPhone 8 suppliers are reportedly ramping up production early
A new report published today says that circuit board manufacturers will start to work on components for the Apple iPhone 8 as soon as next month. That would be a month earlier than most analysts expected. Taipei's Economic Daily News names Kinsus Interconnect and Zhen Ding as two companies that will be starting work in June on their contributions to the tenth anniversary edition of the iPhone.

TSMC, the company behind the production of the A11 chipset that will drive the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone 7s and Apple iPhone 7s Plus will start mass production of the new chips in July. Even with the head start by some suppliers, the supply chain is working on the assumption that Apple will unveil the phone in September and launch it the following month.

It doesn't appear that suppliers are starting production earlier than usual in order to accelerate the release of the phone. Instead, it seems that this is being done so that Apple can build up a larger supply of iPhone 8 units prior to the phone's launch. In other words, this action seems to confirm that Apple is expecting a huge fiscal first quarter for its pricey new device. Considering that Samsung is set to deliver as many as 95 million OLED platforms to Apple this year, and that the iPhone 8 will be the only iPhone model to sport an OLED screen in 2017, it seems obvious that Apple is expecting a blow out holiday shopping season for the tenth anniversary edition.

via SeekingAlpha

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41 Comments

1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1671; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

sounds like apple is making up rumors to steer people from the s8. so many articles about the iphone 8 when its 5 months away.

2. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Yea this is odd for Apple, now the pressure is on them to live up to the rumors. Samsung is Apple biggest rival, but what I find interesting is how Apple fans talk about Samsung "gimmicks" and when Apple hardware is rumored to be more like Samsung it's like heaven to them.

10. htcisthebest

Posts: 436; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

That's typical behaviors of Apple fans.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"sounds like apple is making up rumors to steer people from the s8." I really wish this bs would stop circulating in Android circles. I don't know why people think normal people switch platforms at the drop of a hat, but •spoilers• they don't. Apple has NO LEGITIMATE REASON TO DETER THE S8 WHATSOEVER. They (Apple) sells more flagships in one month than Samsung does in six... stop perpetuating a lie. Reality is that some agency wanted to create buzz in an effort to both get publicity AND affect the market in some insubstantial way. Apple has no hand in it. Take these leaks with a grain of really fine sea salt.

5. toukale

Posts: 632; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

@kiko, yep. The stock has been on fire too, All time high again today, getting closer to that trillion dollar market cap. Market manipulation at its finest I tell you.

14. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Now you exaggerated some facts to show Apple too superior. Apple does care about its competitors and react accordingly in the market. There is a very good chance of the first comment being correct. And Samsung's 6 months flagship sale = Apple's a month flagship sale is too exaggerated. May be you forgot to do some homework this time. Or you just get too happy to see Apple being almighty.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Every time you open your mouth,Tim Cook eyes just roll into the back of his head. Apple.sells more flagships.. Apple make a a phone per year. It is a midrange spec phone sold for 3 times what it's worth. But Apple didn't sell 55M iPhone 7 in Q4 of 2016. And that would mean the S7 was on sale for only 9 months. Actually more like 8.5 months. The Galaxy phone as a whole, outsells the IPhone, by a huge margin. You want to compare Apple sales of one phone to o my one phone Samsung makes. If sales are your only argument, you lose. Apple sells more of a single model, because that's all they have. Everyone else doesn't. Guess what, Porsche doesn't sell as many Luxury card as Benz, does that mean a Benz is better because they sell more of them? The iPhone is premium midrange phone. Period. It's equal to Samsung's A series. I don't care how many either sell. But whether it's better than the S8 just b3cause it sells more, is a stupid argument. McDonald's sells zillions of hamburgers compared to Fuddruckers....but only a fool would say McDonald's is a better place to get a burger.

17. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Damn, that's a lot of word salad...

20. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

@techiexp1969 "I don't care how many either sell". Yet you always jump to every article about either companies sales and write an analytical review and their performance and how ios users are douchebags. So much for caring.

24. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

If a "premium midrange" made by Apple outperforms a flagship made by Samsung, I can live with that. But it must be very hard for you to cope with the same reality...

27. cmdacos

Posts: 4211; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

True but thankfully Samsung doesn't handcuff it's OS which gives us more flexibility at the expense of a few seconds longer tasking. I'll take that flexibility all day every day even at a higher price

29. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I am free to do whatever smartphone task I want on an iPhone; there's absolutely nothing (smartphone related) one can do with an Android device that I can't do with an iOS device.

30. cocoy

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

That's because you haven't tried an Android flagship device. Why don't you try it once for you to see the difference. I'm not a fanboy of any brand but I use both OS flatform that's why I know the pros and cons of the two. Stop being a fanboy and try it for yourself.

31. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

He will then say he doesn't need Bluetooth, or NFC pairing, nor customizations and etc... So for him, there is nothing an Android phone can do which his iPhone cannot do.... LMFAO.

34. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I can use BT to pair devices; I see no use for infrared (don't you know that NFC actually is ir?) just like I see no use for a CD-ROM reader in my phone. Customization is not smartphone related just like 3D touch is not smartphone related. Something else?

33. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I have an Android flagship that I use as an office phone; my personal iPhone does every smartphone related task the Android phone does. Every time someone tells me an Android phone can do more, I ask to tell me exactly what smartphone related task it can do and iPhone can't - every time the answer is the same: none. If you think you can do better, than answer that question. 3, 2, 1, Go!

36. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

I don't agree with you, lags and auto-restart are Android only features.

35. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Your baby arguments prove that you are very very sick. Example: "The Galaxy phone as a whole, outsells the IPhone, by a huge margin." Apple is destroying you day after day.

39. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

This pretty much happens every year my dude.

41. AlikMalix unregistered

@Drunkenjey post #1 Are you an idiot? I mean you follow tech news just like the rest of us! Where did you see that Apple has announced anything about next iPhone? Everything you read up to official unveiling is NOT Apple - it is specifically made up by bloggers, analysts wanna-be's, and tech websites. Apple articles or news are the bread and butter of any tech site (everything else is just background noise). Grow up and eat it or don't read it.

4. mudcat626

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Lol, Apple is not coming out with a stretched S7 with a red tint screen and lag. Apple doesn't concern itself with the S8. Apple sells more iPhone 7's in a quarter than Samsung sells S8's in a year. Apple had not said anything about its up coming iPhones. It's the bullsh$t tech sites like BGR coming with this click bait to get the Samsung Defense Force to post on these Apple articles to get you all started with your circle jerk......lol

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1671; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

dam you salty. you okay buddy?

9. htcisthebest

Posts: 436; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

So you are saying Apple sold more than 55 million iPhone 7 in a quarter? I think you should go to a mental hospital.

12. Unordinary unregistered

They sold 45 million in 3 days once. Something Samsung execs only dream of.

15. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That never happened

19. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

McDonald's sold millions of burgers in 3 days. Something Gordon Ramsay only dream of.

22. Unordinary unregistered

If you're comparing mcdonalds to Apple, then Android must be cattle food.

23. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah sure, like I care about Android like you care for your precious Apple. LOLOLOLOL

7. mudcat626

Posts: 227; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Lol, just keeping it real. You okay buddy?

8. htcisthebest

Posts: 436; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

95 million in this year..lol. I would be surprised if they manage to sell even 30 million iPhone 8 this year.

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