Apple may hand up to 70% of iPhone 6s production over to Foxconn, eying early announcement

Apple may hand up to 70% of iPhone 6s production over to Foxconn, eying early announcement
Renowned Apple analyst Ming-chi Kuo tapped into his supply chain connections and emerged with an outline of the upcoming iPhone 6s line-up's production and announcement schedule. According to his findings, long-time manufacturing partner Foxconn is expected to secure the lion's share (60 to 70%) of assembly orders for the next-generation iPhone, with the rest probably going to fellow plant Pegatron. In addition, Foxconn could become the sole assembler of Apple's next-generation iPad — the rumored 12.9-inch screen iPad Pro — which could launch late this year, or early next year.

Thanks to Foxconn's preparation to meet its demands in time, Apple could introduce the new iPhones a few weeks earlier than usual, scheduling the announcement for late August and stocking smartphones on the shelves in September.

Kuo expects the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus' screen sizes to stay the same - that is, 4.7in and 5.5in by diagonal, respectively. Around 66% of the total order volume will be allocated to the smaller model, leaving the rest to the big screen iPhone. But demand for the phablet could convince Apple to re-balance the ratio, in a repetition of last year's scenario.

Kuo also claims that the new iPhones will put the Apple Watch and Apple MacBook's Force Touch technology to use, adding a deliberate "push" touch-mechanic to the arsenal of options for user interfacing. The analyst's research suggests Force Touch could enable handwritten signature input support, which Kuo sees as "beneficial for expanding to the commercial market".

Well, all we can do now is wait and see how much of Ming-chu Kuo's fortune telling will come true. The analyst has had a generally good track record with his Apple predictions, so if nothing else, he must be on the correct path.

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19 Comments

1. ohplease

Posts: 40; Member since: May 12, 2015

Kudos to Apple for their success with the 6 series. I really dislike foxconn's ways though.

2. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

I love Apple so much... Post from my MacBook Pro 2015 version.

6. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Please, no one, ever answer to his comments.

8. bucky

Posts: 3782; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

even fans of the iphone dont...

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31004; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm shocked people haven't figured out who he actually is yet.

10. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Well my guess would be Tim Cook guy that was on this site before

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But you just did.

18. Simona unregistered

we know u ar sarcastic :DDD

3. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

Iam really curious how good the A9 chip will be

4. Iodine

Posts: 1479; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Past releases are implying that it may be at least as fast as an A8X. That will make it a big jump over iPhone 6, not even mentioning other mobiles.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Its going to be the same chip used in the A7 and A8 with a minor speed bump.

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I am really hyped for this phone, S variants are always everything standard model should be,

7. Iodine

Posts: 1479; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I am expecting a nice battery life boost from this release. Will the iPhone 6S Plus last longer than an iPad ? Longer lasting battery would be awesome ! Can't wait !

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Shouldn't a device with a smaller screen, last longer than one with a bigger screen? No tablet I have ever owned outlasted my phone with only one exception. But I guess a battery that is 3 times the size, the device using it should last longer...right? Maybe i fApple stop using those low PPI LCD backlit piece of carp from LG and Sharp and use Super AMOLED higher PPI displays from Samsung, not only would you get better battery-life, you'd get a more accurate display actually made with better technology. After all, Samsung produces most of the important stuff for the iPhone anyways.

16. Iodine

Posts: 1479; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Look iPhone 6 got an 6,91 Wh battery and the iPad mini got a 23,8Wh cell. While the display on the iPad mini is 3 times more power consuming you got 3,4 times bigger battery and other components have about the same power compustion as an iPhone. That means that it will get better battery life especially at lower brightness on an iPad

17. Iodine

Posts: 1479; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

And If the iPhone 6S will come with a FinFet chip, more efficient next generation custom superarchitecture, a SiP and a bigger battery, there will be no competition in battery life even without iOled display like on the Apple watch.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The 6C is just the S with a rubber band around the sides and back. lol

15. waddup121 unregistered

That's a lot man!

19. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I hope they improve to 2 Gb Ram and 13 MP being rivals finally to new Android Flagships... Customers need high-specs for Apple prices D: 8 Mp for 650.00+taxes and only 16 Gb storage no expansible? is that fair for customers honestly?

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