Apple raises the quantity of parts and components ordered for the new iPhone models?

Apple raises the quantity of parts and components ordered for the new iPhone models?
Back in May, a report stated that Apple had ordered 72 million to 78 million new iPhone handsets for 2016. That topped expectations by as much as 20%, and was considered a major surprise at the time. Analysts like KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo had said that there would be few 'attractive selling points' for this year's Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. But it appears that Apple is becoming more confident that the public will be buying the new phones.

According to a report published on Monday, Apple has hiked orders to its suppliers for parts and components related to the new iPhone models. The increase amounts to a 10% bump in the volume of these orders. Despite the story that circulated in May, industry sources say that Apple was expecting iPhone shipments in the second half of 2016 to reach just 60% of the deliveries made during the same period last year. Apple iPhone 6s shipments reached 30 million units a month in the second half of 2015.

It is possible that Apple has received positive feedback from analysts and others about some of the changes expected with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. That would include the dual camera setup on the iPhone 7 Plus, with the extra camera offering optical zooming and more. Both new iPhone units are expected to be waterproof and should survive being submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes. Both phones will have higher capacity batteries and a capacitive touch button will replace the real home button. And of course, the 3.5mm jack is no more.

Apple will be unveiling the new iPhone models on September 7th with pre-orders starting two days later. The phone is expected to launch on September 16th.

source: Digitimes

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