Foxconn reportedly begins global shipment of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Foxconn reportedly begins global shipment of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
The wait for Apple's next-generation iPhone is almost over. On Wednesday, the company is expected to announce a slew of new products, with the purported iPhone 7 duo being chief among them. Over the past 24 hours or so, we've seen quite a bit of new info, including the suggestion that the new devices will be able to shoot 4K video at a whopping 60 fps. As Cook, Schiller et al prep their lines for the upcoming keynote, reports out of China indicate that manufacturer Foxconn has begun the process of shipping the devices worldwide. 

According to ITHome, some 370,000 units have made their way out Zhengzhou en route to a number of anticipated launch countries. Apparently, the devices are headed over to the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Italy and the United States, among other places. If history is anything to go by, iPhone 7 sales should comfortably exceed 10 million during the opening weekend, so this initial batch of 370k — said to weigh in at some 200 tons — is comparative chickenfeed. 

Where reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Quo has said in the past that the iPhone 7 duo won't have many 'attractive selling points', more recent leaks have offered prospective buyers reason to be excited. The designs of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus likely won't be radically different from their respective predecessors, but under the hood, we're expecting quite a bit. A seemingly major processor bump could offer a marked increase in performance, while waterproofing capabilities and a couple of new darker color options could be drafted in. 

Alas, Samsung's unfortunate situation re the Galaxy Note 7 will surely have prompted some phablet fans to look instead to the iPhone 7 Plus. Indeed, unconfirmed reports suggest that Apple has begun ramping up component orders in an apparent show of confidence. Samsung's loss, you feel, will certainly be to Apple's gain — it just remains to be seen to what degree. 

Are you looking forward to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus? Let us know if you'll be picking up either device by dropping a comment below.

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40 Comments

1. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Am I the only one whose excitement has died because of all the leaks happening in the past few months?

2. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I think my excitement died when I saw the lack of effort on Apple's part, up until then I was looking forward to my "upgrade" that's now due... I just bought the SE instead. :\

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, most everyone's excitement died and even the author of this fluff piece couldn't come up with any reasons. Claims there are things to get excited about and goes on to mention color options (ooooo black), a processor bump (as always), and waterproofing (more of a rumor and pretty much news from 3 years ago).

30. Subie

Posts: 2265; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

For those who choose Apple I would think water proofing to be a welcomed addition.

33. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Aslo, wireless charging, fast charging, 3000+mAh battery, File Mananger, NFC pairing, Tasker and Titanium backup would be even better additions!

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I personally think buying the S versions is a better choice. BTW, "when I saw the lack of effort on Apple's part" Be careful when saying anything negative about Apple here, trolls will call you fandroid, samsung sheep, or stuff like that.

6. Tom5521

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 04, 2016

to be honest the iPhone 7 is kinda like an S model. I won't buy it since i have the 6s even though the i7 is a solid upgrade to the 6s imo.

7. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Yeah, funny thing is I spend half my time on here arguing with the Android guys who slag me off for being an "iSheep" and the other half on Apple forums getting called a "Fandroid" because I dare to criticise the iPhone 7 (and 6)... It seems most people are too naive (or purposely stupid) to think you can both own and like something whilst also being critical of the negatives.

10. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Same problem me and darkjedii face. Recently I have been labeled Samsung sheep just because I bash those trolling on Note 7 articles, their number has skyrocketed since the Note 7 explosion incident.

22. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

The internet would be 80% less entertaining without them We've all enjoyed taking up the position of amused spectator as a once peaceful, polite and courteous comment thread is infiltrated by myopic fanboy hatred and rapidly backs up with more unsavoury s**t than a blocked sewage pipe. Characterised by an economical use of literacy and common sense, watching a violated comment thread devolve in real time is a worthy diversion from any mundane task. To paraphrase Maximus: "Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are looking at the flamewar in the comments thread?" Darkkjedii is a Apple fanboy. You seem to admire Android Samsung.

38. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Depends, some of them are entertaining, but some are downright annoying, then some are.... meh. darkjedii and I are fans of tech in general, not to a specific brand or OS, we give credit where it is due.

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 30720; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's Arte8800 bro. I simply ignore him.

46. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Will do.

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No it wouldn't. It would be better and here is how. People who actually love tech and chat back and forth and enjoy each other company, without some troll jumpoing in with some BS. I remember in the early Windows days us tech guy could chat anout Windows NT and 95 at the time and enjoy it. Than after Windows XP came, the Mac fans just went off the chain with their ignorance and trying to be relevant when they arent. Its the same with these fools. They troll everything but Apple. None of them have ever said anything bad about apple. They wont even mention how the iPhone, 3G and 3G all would run so hot, that it would burn and discolor the case. Or how the iPhone 4 would disconnect a call or BT transfer if you covered the gaps, or how the iPhone 5 was so easy to break, how they arrived bent in the box, or how the iPhone 6 Plus easily bent in peoples pockets or bags, or how the display is broken, or how the iPhone drops more calls vs any phone on the planet, or how iOS7 is garbage and how iOS9 had the most revisions and patches to fix stuff and its still broken in IOS history. They dont talk about how a firmware update bricked peoples phones, or how many peoples phones became such a laggy mess, or how iOS crashes more apps than all combined versions of android.And how iOS is so bad at security it receives the most patches in a year than even Windows. The world and the internet would be a better place if we didn't have trolls and idiots in our mists. We can find other things to be entertained with, like the things designed to be entertaining.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30720; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Same here man. All of a sudden, I'm labeled a Samsung sheep who's never owned an iPhone.

37. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I actually laughed when that guy called you a Samsung sheep LOL Recently Kumar has been repeatedly labeling me a green thumb w***e, I'm like, whaaaat? Isn't that what he is doing? LOL

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 30720; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm no where near a sheep lol.

47. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah, the ones calling you sheep are them trolls LOL. Some people here can't accept the fact that you can be a techy guy who loves both platforms.

23. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

Which you are and you don't want to admit you being one. You admire and love Apple.

28. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I bought Apple products because I liked them, otherwise why would I? Before that I owned Sony Ericsson and Nokia's. I chose not to buy the iPhone 7 because it doesn't seem like a good option to me. I always look at the alternatives and after trying out a friend's S7 Edge and another's iPhone SE I chose the SE - it helps that it's a straightforward change from my previous phone but I also prefer the size and the speed with which it does everything. I use my judgement when I make a purchase rather than blindly buying the latest model from the brand I'm using. That's the difference between a fanboy and a user. I don't "love" any products, I certainly like some more than others. I admired Apple under Steve Jobs as a company driven to make the best products they could with great design and user experience, I don't admire what Apple has become since he died.

18. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 905; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Oh yeah cause they didn't change the shell but everything else inside has been improved. Lack of effort my ass.

19. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

But what company doesn't improve clock speeds, camera etc etc with each generation? It's standard progression and doesn't really warrant 800 engineers, $20 billion dollars etc (or whatever those figures are). The design was already stale (and arguably a step backwards from the 4 & 5) a long time ago and all they've done now is make the camera bump look even worse and remove a useful 3.5mm jack. It IS a lack of effort on Apple's part. A simple restyle would have at least been something and that IS easy - I design products with next to no budget by myself, for Apple it should be a complete doddle - they've had to modify the casework anyway!

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because camera, ram, cpu, gpu and other speed bumps are expected. That is expected every model of any phone. Show me where the work was put in? what extras does it have? Dual camera? Its been done. Lg did it and it was a good idea on paper, bad idea in reality. The wide angled lens, took a slightly better picture than my Note 5's wide angle photo. But I don't have to set my phone to do it, it does it every-time I shot. When tech people look for change, they are looking for what is outside the normal. speed bumps are the norm. So the fact is, the iPhone 7 is exactly to the 6S, what the 6S was to the 6. Everything that changed was basically NOTHING!

5. Tom5521

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 04, 2016

R.I.P Galaxy Note 7

11. hateftotti

Posts: 223; Member since: May 03, 2011

Imagine something similar happens to Apple. What is their reaction ?!? Just remember #Bendgate and how they refused the problem !!! So do not be so confident about new iPhones ;) (Like every year)

13. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

Cuz fat stupid Americans had their phones in their back pockets sitting on a really thin device plus most of them TRIED TO BEND IT. There are countless reviews disregarding the whole bendgate noting that if you try to bend it yes it will bend stupid but it won't just bend on normal usage. Learn to take care of your smartphone or shut up.

26. SR-72

Posts: 183; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

So Apple is getting away using cheap materials, like what Samsung done with thier N7 cheap battery?

44. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It has happened. They gave no reaction. #AntennaGate- iPhone 4 #GlassGate - iPhone 5 #BendGate - iPhone 6+ #Touch Disease - iPhone 6+ What did Apple do? Nothing. For iPhone 4 they wait to be sued. For iPhone 5 they did nothing. For iPhone 6 Plus? They did nothing and the backlash is now it causes another issue which Apple is being sued for. iOS9 relegated most devices to be useless as they are crashing, locking up and simply not working. FIX? NONE! IOS9 is still even with 9.3.5 laggy, slow, crashes apps and other quirks. Quirks I experience? On my iPAd Pro, when I go to use the fingerprint, it switches to the numeric pad and then unlocks. Wasn't doing that before. It use to unlock directly from lockscreen to home screen. So Now I have a delayed login.

12. Zylam

Posts: 1769; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Hey at least it won't have an exploding battery.

14. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

it will not have android too!!

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