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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30 Comments

1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Hopefully they only sell half and realise that using a tired design for three years running isn't good enough... A design that was arguably worse than their previous ones at that.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I hope the same too. But I doubt that will happen, considering Apple's loyal fanbase. Most of them will gladly spew whatever amount Apple demands them.

21. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, they probably increased the component orders after confirming that more phones will be touch diseased than they figured. Which will probably lead to more upgrades because iFans don't know any better.

24. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Probably increased orders due to Samsung making a complete mess of the Note 7 more likely... People will want something to buy with their refunds. My iPhone 6 never had touch disease and I just sold it for £290 (bought an SE which I wanted but was waiting to see if the iP7 was a disappointment and it seems so), the Equivalent Galaxy S6 would get me £100 less from the same site - so another point when people say about "iSheep" being ripped off, not really if we can sell it for so much more when we move it on. :)

7. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Something you proberly didnt read as it came out a few weeks ago but, it is rumored that Apple is moving from a tick-tock cycle (new design one year, updated specs the next) to a Tick-tock-tock cycle (new design one year, updated specs the next two years), the reasoning behind the move was the last major "innovation" was the phablet, since then NO ONE not Apple or Samsung, as done anything ground braking or innovative, and Apple is blaming short cycle for eating into R&D time, i would bet Samsung is also about to move into a 3 year cycle with next year having the S8 looking very smiler to the S6 and S7 for that same reason. Oh and i agree, Apples current design is a disaster.

20. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I don't think that'll happen. Before Note 7 fiasco, it was possible their sales would decrease. Maybe not half but notable decrease. After Note 7 explosions many might consider iPhone. I think they'll do good in sales this year as well.

27. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

Absolutely right. God I hate the design off the ip6-iP7. The best was iP4 and iP5.

2. Fona13A unregistered

No more bananaphone?

3. Fona13A unregistered

Hillaryisacriminal place yourself snuggly into a microwave, then back pocket.

13. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Let him listed to the Top 10 Trolling People of PhoneArena.

14. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Top 5* We need the others. XD

4. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

5. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Note to everyone from Apple to Samsung. It is always better to produce to few and sell out than to produce to much and have to much in stock.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Your note already happened to Samsung two years ago with the Galaxy S5. The CEO ordered into production 20% more units over the number of Galaxy S4 units sold, hopped to repeat the S4's succes. But those extra 20% made the S5's sales look even worse.

9. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I'm upgrading to iPhone 7 plus....at least I know the phone will not have battery issues like Note 7.

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

How do you know the iPhone will not have battery issues? Besides, iPhone have had it already http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/iphone-6-plus-explodes-hong-kong-woman/

22. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Banned lmao

23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

No body here say that Samsung phone is perfect. Just that there are just as many iPhone with bad battery. Furthermore, Apple don't make their parts, they buy it from third parties sources as well. This just show us the depth of your apple fandom and inability to see reason. You just buy a piece of their good but your behaviour is like you own the whole damn company.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31055; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good job Phonearena! He needed to go!

25. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I have been upgrading my iPhone every year since iPhone 4, and never had any issues with battery. I expect that's going to be the same for iPhone 7. Btw, S7 edge was the best phone (I also have this), now it's likely going to be iPhone 7 Plus based on leaks.

11. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Off-topic: I won't hate Apple and Steve Jobs, I only hate Tim Cook and Jony Ive of today. They both messed up Apple of present.

12. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

I Agree, I fell that Apple had a vision and a direction under Steve Jobs. Under Tim Cook and Jony Ive.. Apple doesn't have a vision or a direction.

15. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Steve Jobs: Who needs a stylus? (Apple Pencil?) Phil Schiller: iPad can be replacing PC market. (MacBook?)

16. fyah_king unregistered

What vision? 3.5in is the perfect phone size for you sheep? Is that the vision? :)

18. AmashAziz

Posts: 2927; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Stop trolling u coconut!! Vision doesn't mean building a 5.5 unch iPhone 'bend'.......It's an imagination that lets people see the future and mould it in their present.

19. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Size doesn't mean everything, you fool. But say seriously, 5.5 inch is too big for girls and one-hand users (unless they know how to use one-hand UI).

28. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Why do you hate them? Are you forced to use an iPhone when you can simply buy something else?

29. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Look at old comments.

30. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

If you hate those 2, shouldn't you express your feelings for them on their Facebook pages/personal sites? I mean, I can only speak for myself but here we're trying to talk about mobile phones, there's hardly the place to share feelings about CEOs or designers... just sayin'!

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