Apple reportedly wants to sell up to 230 million new iPhones – with as many as 95 million in 2017 alone!

Apple reportedly wants to sell up to 230 million new iPhones – with as many as 95 million in 2017 alone!

DigiTimes, a mostly on-point source of supply chain insights, reports that Apple is forecast to sell up to 230 million new iPhone models in total. Previous reports claim Apple is placing orders for up to 95 million OLED display panels from Samsung, but it isn't clear if these are meant to go exclusively in the Anniversary Edition iPhone, or are also to be distributed among the rumored "iPhone 7s"-type devices being prepared as a more conventional alternative.

Either way, Cupertino is ordering close to 100 million of its new iPhones in 2017 alone, which means it's readying itself to make a killing.

The sources also revealed that Apple is going to order over 50 million sets of chips per quarter for its upcoming iPhones. Suppliers such as ADI, Broadcom, Cirrus Logic, Cypress, NXP, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics, and TI are reportedly going to start building inventory during the second quarter (April - June). They will ramp up production in early Q3 in order to meet demand for new iPhones this year.

TSMC is going to manufacture the new A11 application processor on a 10nm process, scaling to mass production in the second half of the year. During these six months, the A11 will account for about 10% of its total sales. That's what having a major customer looks and feels like!

According to analyst Steven Mulinovich, the revamped iPhone will start at $850 to $900 for a 64GB base model, while the so-called iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will sell for $650 and $750 – which is business as usual. Last year, Apple sold 78.3 million iPhone 7 and 7 Plus units, so racking up over 80 million sales for its highly hyped upcoming iPhones is an actual possibility.

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45 Comments

1. dnomadic

Posts: 379; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

News break.... Samsung wants to sell 300 million.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Unfortunately, when Apple orders 90 million OLED screens it likely is because they don't update their screens for years and likely will be using this tech for the next decade. Why not stockpile it ahead of time to dry up supply so others can't compete? It is a very Apple-y thing to do.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Why are you always in Apple articles when you CLEARLY despise Apple enough to make up bulls**t about them at every opportunity? That's extraordinarily illogical...

13. aegislash

Posts: 1446; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

It's best to just not even question them. Hell, Techie has posted photos of his iOS device collection, and yet all he does is s**t all over Apple/iOS at any given moment. Why buy something that you don't like?! These illogical people amaze me.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

My guess is they ordered enough to cover 2 years of devices. Hwoever please consider this. The iPhone 8 (Anniversary Edition) will likely only be available for this year. But Apple may and likely will produce 90M to be sold over the course of 2017 and 2018. Why? For one, many wont even get a phone right away if the claimed delays holds true. But many will also wait for price drops which will happen in September. Why pay $1000 for the OLED iPhone when you can get it brand new later in 2017 for less than $900. At $1000 I don't see it outselling the 7S' even in the US where carriers allow monthly payments. Also if anyone buys the S8's, I don;t see to many of them getting a new iPhone too. Let's wait and see. I am sure when Apple orders certain parts, they order a larger amount to cover 2 models usage because it lands them a lower cost from the beginning. For example. Let;s say Apple was to have order 50M displays at a cost of $125 each, but Samsung says if you order 100M we will sell for $100 each. Which makes more sense As we saw with the iPhone 6/6S/7, they all used the exact same display for 3 years. If Apple ordered 3 years worth of displays, they got them cheaper vs ordering the same once each year.

23. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Jeez, so much ignorance in 1 post.

45. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

"As we saw with the iPhone 6/6S/7, they all used the exact same display for 3 years" lol what, as "WE" saw? I saw improvements to the panels over the years, so you must have been asleep. No, techiexp, they update the LCD panels every release, panels with progressively better contrast, color, and white balance. LCD is old tech, but you really think people walk into a cellphone store and demand their phone have AMOLED lol no, nobody cares, except for those that like to rub one out to tech specs.

25. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

"Why pay $1000 for the OLED iPhone when you can get it brand new later in 2017 for less than $900" I don't know ask yourself why you bought a red iPhone 7 Plus yet you s**t on Apple whenever you get the chance like a moron.

37. Leo_MC

Posts: 6637; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

1. In its release year, an iPhone costs the same in May as it costs in November. 2. Ordering parts for 2 or more years doesn't make any sense (I know you suck at doing business, but there are naive enough users that read your crap), because, as we know, Apple (and other OEMs) are signing long term contracts (it signed a 2 years contract with Samsung for displays) with exact payments and a number of products delivered periodically.

36. Leo_MC

Posts: 6637; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Apple updated it's iPhones displays every year.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't doubt they will. This is gonna be a huge release for Apple.

9. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

@darkkjedii Did you get your s8 + ?

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mine arrives tomorrow, by UPS. My last preorder was delivered by 10am, so hopefully this will be the same. Hit the gym, then go pick it up.

20. Unordinary unregistered

Are you one of those people who hog the machine sitting on their phone lol

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

@adi90. What's your next phone?

29. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

I am really confused right now. I do not want a phone bigger than my s7. So i wait till next year and see how s9 and iphone 8 turns out. If samsung produces a smaller device i will go for s9. Otherwise smaller version of iphone 8.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How's the S7 working for you?

44. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

I use mobiles for browsing and camera. So s7 is perfect. I do not like watching videos on mobiles and prefer it on atleast 8inch tablet. So phablets are not my favorite. Enjoy your s8+.

3. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

With the IP8 they will definitely hit the 90 million mark if all rumors are true.

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

So what you're saying is that they wont?

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple did not sell 78M iPhone 7's in Q4 of 2016. That is impossible for a phone that was only on sale for 3 months. They sold 78 iPhone's which included the 6s and 6 and the SE as it does every year. Apple has already shown they only have the capacity to produce roughly 5M of each model per month. If Apple sold 78M iPhone's 7's PA, where did they come from and why couldn't they fill all teh pre-orders? Why were pre-orders pushed 8 weeks+ out. Many iPhone 7 pre-orders from Sept were no even received until November. Apple sold 78M iPhones. Noy 78M iPhone 7's. If Apple sold 78M iPhone 7's, alone, they would have sold over 300M for 2016. Do the math.

16. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

"Apple has already shown they only have the capacity to produce roughly 5M of each model per month." --Techie http://bgr.com/2014/09/17/iphone-6-sales-demand-foxconn/ "Foxconn has more than 200,000 factory workers in a single location at its plant in Zhengzhou, China, and each and every one is doing nothing but work on building the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The world’s top device manufacturer is working so hard that it is churning out nearly 550,000 new iPhone handsets each and every day… and yet it still can’t manage to keep up with stunning demand for Apple’s new, larger iPhones." Your random number generator is off as usual. When are you going to calibrate and fix it?

18. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Your random number generator is off as usual. When are you going to calibrate and fix it?" As soon as he figures out how spellcheck works...

24. Bankz

Posts: 2491; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

What do u expect from a liar?

43. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 358; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Hey kiko, why are you always after grammer mistakes of other people over here? and that's to you catch mistakes of only who are Anti-Apple. English is not the only language in the world bro. Even professional writers here in PA does mistakes while writing. Please get over it.

26. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

His source of infinite knowledge and wisdom comes straight from his butthole raining all over us here on PA.

27. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"comes straight from his butthole raining all over us..." I've seen enough dark web porn to know how this'll turn out... s**tty.

28. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Don't forget about hentai and tentacles and other weird s**t xD

8. htcisthebest

Posts: 434; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

No way. Even 95 million in 2017 is very hard to achieve given that Samsung only expects to sell 50-60 million Galaxy S8 in the whole 2017.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung is the only OEM who has ever sold 90~100M phones in a single quarter. However, that doesn't mean no one else could.

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