Apple to ramp up iPhone 8 production much earlier than usual, prepares for biggest launch in history


2017 may become one of Apple's most profitable years. The hype around the upcoming 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone has been enormous, as Cupertino is expected to do a huge redesign of its iconic handset.

Despite being 7 months away from the introduction of the new iPhone, the many rumors and leaks that have already emerged give us a notion of what to expect – Tim Cook & Co. are reportedly going to unveil a third, super-premium version of the smartphone (alongside the usual Standard and Plus variants) that will have an all-glass design with a curved edge-to-edge OLED display, under-glass home button and fingerprint sensor, wireless charging capabilities, and most definitely a host of other features that will be revealed in September.

All of this suggests that Apple is likely to sell record quantities of the iPhone 8, and a recent supply chain report from BlueFin Research has confirmed that the company will be increasing production much earlier than usual in order to prepare:


This could mean that Cupertino is either expecting massive demand or that we might see an earlier release date for the device, although the report specifies that there is "no indication that there has been any change in release plans for the iPhone 8/X".

source: Barron's via BGR

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35 Comments

1. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Going to be the most popular phone of all time! Apple haters you know the drill...

2. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

If it looks as good as the concept pic then it will be the best looking iPhone! No more oversized top and bottom bezels!

23. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

And they better not actually have a curved AMOLED screen, making good tempered glass screen protectors impossible. S7 Edge pissed me off as soon as I tried to get a good case and screen protector. I highly doubt Apple would follow designs from Samsung, anyway.

30. sgodsell

Posts: 7167; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Ummm, you do know that Samsung is supplying Apple with the AMOLED displays. So Apple should be greatful to receive the best smartphone displays on the market. These displays will also use less power than Apples current IPS displays.

31. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You know Apple PAYS Samsung for those screens, right? You think Samsung is in the business of turning down Apple's money? They'd be in the red every quarter doing stupid crap like that......

33. MrHate

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

He can't think that far. He doesn't understand that it is a win-win situation for both. Apple will have a better phone - more sales. And Samsung can make millions upon millions by selling Apple tons of screens.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No they would not. Samsung makes more money from selling ALL there own stuff than they make from only Apple. Dude, you are an ignorant stupid fool. Apple represents less than 5% of Samsung Electronics business, so where does it make the other 95%? You, Zylam, Bankz...are you guys like related? Because there is no way 3 separate people can be that stupid without coming from the same incest pool. http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/08/apple-and-samsungs-symbiotic-relationship This article is old. But shows that back in 2011, Samsung provide Apple 26% of the parts inside the phone. So that is less than 1/3. Samsung now makes components specifically for Qualcomm. Qualcomm provides more than 75% CPU's that go into all OEM's. Samsung uses Qualcomm in close to if not more than 50% of its own phones. So right here QC provides far more money for just one part vs Apple. If 1.5M smartphones sell this year, QC will have CPU's in 75% of them. Samsung makes at least the SnapDragon which goes into way more phones than Apple will sell. The 835 along will go into at least 50M from Samsung alone or more. Apple's CPU is ma both TSMC and Samsung with TSMC having the biggest share this time around. Even if Samsung provided 100% of the OLED displays for the first model, Apple is already working with Foxconn to provide the displays from someone else next time. Apple is only using Samsung right now because no one has the capability to make as many as it needs. As far as quality. Apple knows Samsung makes the best quality components and has the yield capability that no one else does. However, Samsung was making billions of dollars long before Apple ever did. So I am curious how Samsung would be in the red, without Apple, when it was NEVER in the red before Apple. Do you actually believe that BS you spew? Stupid moron! Samsung likes Apple's money, but Samsung does not need Apple. Time and time again it has been proven Apple needs Samsung because every component shop they go too, can't keep up and Apple buys from Samsung again even after they claim they don't want to use them. TSMC couldn't provide the yields CPU's. Who did Apple go too? Samsung! Apple is moving away from LCD, thus Sharp who they partnered with lost 1/2 its business and Foxconn bought them out. Who did Apple do to for the displays for OLED? Samsung. Why didn't they do to LG? LG makes OLED too. Why does Apple use Samsung for storage? In fact with the Mac, the Macs that use drives by Toshiba or other OEM's had the highest failure rates vs those that use Samsung drive. You got your crap backwards dude. Wake the hell up from your "pipe" dream. How much drugs do you guys inhale everyday before you come online?

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

*iPhone7s

7. MrHate

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Desperate troll is desperate.

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, all I have to say is that companies that name their product out of order of what they've done in the past tend to be plagued with issues. Reference Windows 10 or the Note 7... both skipped a number and both have had massive issues with their product. Though don't get me wrong, I really do think that Apple has something special in store for the iPhone "8", but all eyes are on them, if they screw this release up, then it'll be bad and ibend will never shut up about it.

4. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

Great article to brainwash in advance all weak minded... I ll will decide if it deserves my money when it comes out. Previous models didn't worked for me, i am on other platform that works great but i hate article like this... Plain brainwash to eat that shxxt that is not even grown.

5. gigicoaste

Posts: 442; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

"for biggest launch in history" who's history? Why people are using big words without knowing what will be.. I'm no fan and I'm a hatter.. of brainwash articles.. if are apple, samsung, or any brand.. nothing more than a clickbait.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The iPhone has broken it's own launch records three times. So yes, it's going to be the biggest launch in smartphone history.

25. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I would argue, but I have Apple stock, so I hope you're right. lol.

6. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Apple will once again break sales records and the haters will all be crying a salty river of tears. My body is ready for the iPhone 7s/8.

8. sissy246

Posts: 7064; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

What's going to be funny is when you are crying the salty river.

10. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Sissy246 is already crying salty tears, and the new iPhone(s) haven't even been released yet. Sissy246, just stick to the Galaxy S8 articles, you'll feel better.

12. mikehunta727 unregistered

Why would he cry a salty river? The iPhone 8 is definitely going to destroy sales and sell like crazy breaking records again

15. sissy246

Posts: 7064; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

When mommy won't buy him one.

17. sissy246

Posts: 7064; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Edit His

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How many are you gonna buy?

26. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Might I advise you hold off on destroying any of your current phones until after you know that there's no defect with your new iPhone 8...

29. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Too late..... *7 Plus hits ground* Bring on the 8 baby!!!!!!!!!! (JK.....not really)

14. batmite

Posts: 197; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Let me get the butthurt report form for you.

18. sissy246

Posts: 7064; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

What you don't get is the fans that buy their phones , Apple or Samsung or any other brand buy them because that is what suits them. It's not who makes the most money. You isheep fanboys just worry about being cool and think you are cool because you have a iphone. But you are fun to argue with lol

9. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Apple will f**k the world with iPhone 8.

13. manbearpig

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

Trump already beat Apple to it

27. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Sigh... I just wish California would split off and form its own sovereign nation already, we're an economic super power and we don't need to put up with Trump's BS.

16. sissy246

Posts: 7064; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Oh dumb and dumber are here. LMAO

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes, you are here.

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