Foxconn started assembling 2018 OLED Apple iPhone models late last month (UPDATE)

Foxconn started assembling 2018 OLED Apple iPhone models late last month (UPDATE)
Look at the back of your Apple iPhone (assuming that you own one) and you'll see embossed on the back the following words: "Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China." The company relies on a few contract manufacturers that they trust to assemble their most important product. This morning, we told you about a new report that laid out in some detail what we can expect from the 2018 Apple iPhone lineup. Three new models should be unveiled next month, and in line with previous speculation, there will be a 5.8-inch (OLED) iPhone, a 6.5-inch (OLED) iPhone and a lower priced 6.1-inch (LCD) model.

According to Bloomberg's sources, the two high-end models sporting OLED panels (the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch units) will be manufactured by Foxconn. The latter will split assembly duties with Pegatron for the 6.1-inch LCD unit. According to those in the know, Foxconn started assembling the two OLED iPhones late last month. Due to issues with the display on the
LCD model, assembly of that phone started earlier this month. There has been speculation about a delayed release of this model, with a possible launch taking place as late as November.

UPDATE: Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is calling for Foxconn to produce all of the 5.8-inch phones, 80% to 90% of the 6.5-inch model, and 30% of the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone. Pegatron will assemble 60% of the LCD phones, and 10 to 15% of the 6.5-inch model. Wistron will produce the remaining units, according to Kuo.

TSMC will produce all of the A12 chipsets powering the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones. Recently we passed along a rumor about the lower priced 6.1-inch iPhone. The buzz around the water cooler is that Apple will equip that model with an older SoC, possibly the A10 Fusion that is employed on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.


source: Bloomberg

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6 Comments

1. Jrod99

Posts: 778; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Not at least the A11 for the 6.1 model? Doesn’t matter. The 6.5 for me.

4. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 711; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Lets see how this rumor actually turns out. Apple has so far never ever released a new iPhone in September with an outdated processor. But if the new 6.1" iPhone will replace the SE, A11 or maybe even A10 is possible.

2. hallihallo.87

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Designed by Apple? The notch? XD

3. DolmioMan

Posts: 345; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

*Wheeeze* the notch! Good one!

5. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

The notch which Samsung’s only saving grace in selling their galaxies and notes. Look at many chinese iphone knockoffs, they sell fast compared to your apple wanna be. Meanwhile, I can’t wait to get hold of iphone X plus, ipad pro and apple watch this fall.

6. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

No one was saying a word about Samsung and yet you mentioned it. Shows your obsession with Samsung.

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