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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33 Comments

40. Gavii2000

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Something is fishy here. Why would any one buy an iPhone 7s, if iPhone 8 is gonna release too. 7S Plus would sell, if they don't make iPhone 8 Plus. Hmmm maybe iPhone 8 is gonna cost $2000, because its an anniversary release.

38. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Same old fake news produced by the Apple marketing department. Isn't it time for gadget blogs to start fact checking things, like regular media? Apple has after all been doing this for decades. Here's an incentive: Imagine all the press outside the gadget community you'd get when you catch Apple spending money on creating all these fake reports, analyses and info-graphics about themselves and competitors. All those juicy page clicks from regular people....

25. mudcat626

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

A lot of mental gymnastics going on here. Where does Techie dude get this stuff from. Of course sales count. AdDroid as a whole is McDonalds. McDonalds sells millions of burgers, like Android sells millions of phones. But when you finish eating a Macs burger they leave a bad taste in your mouth like a Android phone. Samsungs so called flagship phones sell poorly. They may be okay when you first buy them, give them 3 months and they are crap and selling for half price. Regardless of what you say, folks buy the iPhone because it s a solid phone that is just as fast on day 1 as it is on day 1001. So all the circle jerking from the Samsung Defense Force won't change that......

26. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Chill bruh, you're just like their Apple circle jerker equivalent with all your whining. But yeah, we can agree that Techie dude is an idiot.

28. cmdacos

Posts: 4423; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

My iPhone 6 begs to differ in maintaining speed. Maybe if it didn't get updated it would but each new update makes it slower and slower. And I only use thd thing for work calls and hotspotting. All it's good for.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Every iPhone I've had (including my current 7 Plus), messes up, gets lag, and crashes, reboots, and freezes. You're lying to the wrong group of people. I'm just as much iOS as I am android, and I know the truth, and won't hesitate to tell it. Why do you think Apple releases so many .X updates? Tell that mess to some one else.

18. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Apple is gearing up to break sales records again. Let the haters cry rivers of salty tears while I get the butthurt report form ready.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The iPhone 8 is going to break records for sure, and it'll be an awesome Smart phone. My thing is what will it do, not how will it look. To me all iPhones look great, so that's not my concern. Will it have 1. Split view 2. Slide over 3. Picture in Picture 4. Pencil support (and will Pencil support be backwards compatible) will it have an app drawer, changeable icons (transparent, round etc) I hope it's not 1 thing at a time device it is now. I want to see Apple put the iPhone hardware to the test...It's got a light non skinned OS, that doesn't take full advantage of all that power. I'm hoping for a massively compelling device, not just a new version of the 7 Plus. The S8 Plus is outstanding, and has raised the bar. Stellar battery life, very smooth and well optimized with the 835. Mine hasn't lagged a single time (you know I'd say it if it did as I'm brutally honest, and pull no punches) the features are insane, and there's so many, so I wanna see Apple Throw in a tin of new features, and implement them in a practical manner. The clock is ticking. Do we get the iPhone gr8, or the iPhone 8? Sorry for Techie-ing you.

8. htcisthebest

Posts: 440; 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.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You must be a fool, to think they won't sell 30 million iPhones. That's a walk in the park.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He specifically said iPhone 8

32. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And he specifically said 30 million iPhone 8 in this year.

7. mudcat626

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

Lol, just keeping it real. You okay buddy?

4. mudcat626

Posts: 232; 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: 1705; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

dam you salty. you okay buddy?

9. htcisthebest

Posts: 440; 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: 3190; 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

1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1705; 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: 440; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

That's typical behaviors of Apple fans.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7525; 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: 676; 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: 3190; 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: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

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

20. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; 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.

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