Apple raises parts and component orders for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus by 20% to 30% for Q4

Apple raises parts and component orders for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus by 20% to 30% for Q4
According to touch panel makers out of Taiwan, Apple is increasing fourth quarter orders for parts and components related to the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Based on the volume of these orders, Apple will be producing 20% to 30% more units than previously expected of its latest iPhone models during the fourth quarter.

Despite this increase, Apple is expected to fall shy of the 85 million-90 million units of the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus that were shipped during the second half of last year. Now, Apple is expected to deliver 80 million to 84-million units of the new iPhone models during the last two quarters of this year.

Apple has been splitting touch panel orders between TPK Holding and General Interface Solution (GIS). Recently, Apple has started giving GIS some additional business, which makes sense since it is owned by contract manufacturer Foxconn. Thanks to Apple's decision to increase orders for its new models, and the additional business it is throwing at GIS, sources expect the touch panel manufacturer to have a very strong fourth quarter.

Previously, we heard that Apple had spoken with its suppliers, hoping to churn out as many as 100 million units of the new models this year. Suppliers had previously built enough parts for Apple to deliver 80 million units. Considering the problems that Samsung has had with the Galaxy Note 7 (including the possibility that a unit of the new "safe" model exploded the other day), and some of the new features on the iPhone such as IP67 certification, stereo speakers and a dual-camera setup on the back of the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple just might need all of the additional units it is building.

Not everyone is so optimistic. GfK, a German research firm, investigated sales channels and discovered that sales of the new iPhone models during the opening launch weekend were down 25% on a year-over-year basis.

source: Digitimes

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19 Comments

1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Still need the official sales number before we can say anything. Analysts and predictions mean nothing until the truth is out.

2. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Yep, just sit down and wait. For Q4 it's 27 october I think. I think that iPhone 7 deserves great sales (70 million ?

4. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

The iPhone 7 will without a doubt be the number 1 selling smartphone. But, like everyone else, I highly doubt it will break any records. The iPhone 8 will for sure though.

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

No it doesn't, otherwise they'll just keep producing crap. All they did here was put fewer orders in for the original batch to produce their fake shortages. This is backed up by the fact that Apple predicted selling 80+ million by years end (which was about the amount they sold last year), but only put in orders for about 72 million. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3605216/What-slowdown-Apple-orders-78-MILLION-iPhone-7-handsets-suppliers-new-images-reveal-camera-bump-stay-headphone-socket-gone.html Now they up the numbers to make it look like sales are awesome and that they are going to break above the sales numbers of last year. This keeps the stock market guessing and keeps their shareholders in limbo. This is where Tim Cook really innovates, you can see the "magic" he can conjure in his actual art. Sadly the iPhone won't get that same attention ever.

3. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

iPhone FTW

8. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Fails To Wow

6. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Lots of conflicting sales reports on this device.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

C'mon Apple, give us those first weekend sales figures.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You've got a better chance of getting Trump's taxes.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

opening weekend sales down, and now they increase component orders? genius, lol...

11. Derekjeter

Posts: 1467; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

These are all lies. They have so much inventory it's stupid. So many people are getting their phones two or three weeks earlier than expected. Apple is just trying to make it seem like they really sold out.

13. Leo_MC

Posts: 7216; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

You have got to be kidding: all the carriers and official sellers in my country and neighbor countries have 0 stocks, the 7+ was available just for a few seconds; and you expect us to believe Apple is sitting on a mountain of phones that it's refusing to ship?

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

why not? did all those potential buyers rushing to buy smartphone from other brands just because i7 sold out? no they didnt, they'll wait for it

18. Leo_MC

Posts: 7216; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Of course most of them (and I am one) are waiting, but I have a great offer to get the S7 and, considering the fact that I want to change my 5s and not the 6s, I might just get the Samsung device. Anyway, I think everyone, Apple included, knows that a good start is good and is shipping as much products as possible to the stores.

17. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

You are such an idiot..! No company will do that because it'll cost them billions in a one single day. For the sake of generating the hype they can't and won't risk hiding their products like that. Their share holders are watching every step they make and pressure them. LOL. You seem to have lot of conspiracy theories. Do you work for CIA? lol

12. lyndon420

Posts: 6737; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Anticipating a bunch of former Samsung users perhaps?

15. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Increased from what though, they still haven't released any numbers last I checked only hints at 'not selling that many'

20. cyntia

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

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