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Mass production of Apple's OLED iPhone reportedly delayed to November-December

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iPhone 8 concept (via Slashleaks

iPhone 8 concept (via Slashleaks


Apple is expected to announce three new iPhone 8 models this fall, but they might not be available on the market until later this year. While previous rumors claimed mass production for the new iPhones has already started, Chinese media reports the two main ODMs (Foxconn and Pegatron) are not yet ready to ramp up production.

While there were previous reports indicating that volume production for new iPhone devices has commenced, yield rates at the two main ODMs, Foxconn Electronics, and Pegatron, have not yet reached levels that warrant mass production, reports Economic Daily News.

Apparently, mass production for Apple's 4.7- and 5.5-inch LCD-version iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus is expected to commence in August, more than a month later than last year's iPhones.

Estimation is even bleaker for the OLED iPhone, as mass production for this particular version has been pushed back to November-December, shipping only in small volumes initially.

Foxconn is the main ODM for the OLED iPhone, as the company managed to secure 95% of orders for this version, as well as minimal volume orders for the 4.7- and 5.5-inch LCD models.

Pegatron is said to have landed 65% of orders for the 4.7-inch iPhone 7s, along with a small volume of the OLED model, while Wistron is supposed to manufacture the 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus primarily.

source: Digitimes

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posted on 17 Jul 2017, 07:59

1. rebretz (Posts: 18; Member since: 26 Dec 2011)


Sucks for Apple and Apple fans if true. Looks like Apple is going to run into the same problem Google had with AMOLED screens. Not enough to go around. I wonder if Apple will invest in LG OLED screen production for sure now like Google did?

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 09:15 1

10. khanhbee90 (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Sep 2015)


A funny comparision. Sales of iPhone is massive, much much bigger than demand of Google Pixel. If Google did not have enough AMOLED screens, it must be a joke or Google's production capacity is too weak.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 10:00

13. rebretz (Posts: 18; Member since: 26 Dec 2011)


You do realize Google didn't produce the OLED screens for the Pixel phones as they don't have any factories? They bought them from Samsung just like the majority of OEMs that use OLED screens. How do you not know this?
This is why Google invested $800 million or so into LG's OLED factories and why Apple is rumored to be looking to invest upwards of $2 billion.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 11:10

17. khanhbee90 (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Sep 2015)


Of course I know what you said. But why Google could not buy enough a small amount of OLED screens? Do you know the sales of Google Pixel, it's very very tiny. If the sales is quite high, it's reasonable. Don't compare it with iPhone. You made me laugh :)

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 14:54

19. Finalflash (Posts: 3491; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Lol, if Apple had difficulties producing enough iPhones due to a lack of sub par camera modules, a jet black color, or whatever BS they want to throw that year. To produce a qHD RGB AMOLED screen in even a few million is difficult as the only suppliers with decent enough tech are Samsung and LG. Samsung is just now beginning to scale capacity and without that Apple can't even pretend to make iPhones with AMOLED.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 14:58 1

20. kiko007 (Posts: 5217; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


You used a whole lot of words just to say "f**k Apple". You could've saved me 30 seconds of my life by just saying that phrase.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 21:04

24. sgodsell (Posts: 4754; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Kiko007 is a true defender of the Apple relm. Anyone who speaks I'll of the Apple kingdom, then kiko007, or one of his Knights (Bankz, myx, ...) are there to defend Apple at any cost. They will even give their life to the Apple kingdom. Now if I can only get kiko007 to give up his life.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 21:19

25. kiko007 (Posts: 5217; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


You sound intoxicated... go lie down.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 20:36

22. sgodsell (Posts: 4754; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I think that time frame is on purpose, especially when they have come out with an iPhone 7s and 7s plus with the same design and screen sizes and resolutions for the 4 time.

So Apple needs someone to buy their old designs still. They will be ready in the fall.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 08:01

2. Tipus (Posts: 150; Member since: 30 Sep 2016)


But but bankz said it will be out in september!!! #fakenews

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 08:32

5. PhoneCritic (Posts: 818; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Could still be, Like some have said here this could be just Apple's PR department working over time to stir up people to [place their reservations and orders now since it there might be, perceivable, shortages. Its a smart marketing move. Again only time will tell.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 20:41

23. sgodsell (Posts: 4754; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


By creating fake shortages​, you can also drive up the prices as well. Let's be real. The iPhone 7s and 7s plus won't see any shortages, especially when they are nothing more than updated iPhone 7's. But then again Apple is a great propaganda hype machine.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 09:07 1

9. seret6 (Posts: 207; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


Who the hell made him the authority
Is he tim cook's nephew?

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 09:52

12. PhoneCritic (Posts: 818; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


unfortunately Mr Bankz Hates anything Samsung and Loves anything Apple, which is understandable, However, he tends to be a bit hypocritical as anything that is a flaw with Apple he praises and overlooks when its the same with Samsung he goes on a rant and tends to be little anyone who likes a Samsung device.because of that same flaw. Frankly it childish since these are both multi-billion dollar companies that give a hoot about people like us whether it be Samsung, Apple, Google, Microsoft etc.. they just see us as another number so no matter how much we like them they could give a hoot about our lowly opinions as long as the have our cash.

Best thing is to just get the device that suits your needs or the one you like. Tech is Tech. Best thing to do is to cal out these companies when they hurt the us public ( tax evasion, Job outsourcing to other countries, bad customer service, etc...) But bashing people for what they like and bashing one manufacture because of a flaw and praising another manufacture with the same flaw is childish and hypocritical.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 10:40

16. seret6 (Posts: 207; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


He can go himself for all i care
Isnt he the one giving gurantees that i8 wont be delayed by a single day

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 12:28 1

18. tedkord (Posts: 13863; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Technically, it's not delayed until they announce a date and don't make it.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 16:51

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 24444; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LMAOOOOO! Dude stop, I'm CTFU!

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 08:27 1

3. PhoneCritic (Posts: 818; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Well now it seems, if this is true, Apple will have to eat crow and run to Samsung for the rescue because again the name of the game is capacity. Tim Cook has to, by now, realize no matter how far he wants to run from Samsung it is impossible because the two have a symbiotic relationship.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 10:30

14. Lumia_Luigi (Posts: 104; Member since: 22 Mar 2017)


Samsung is making the OLEDs exclusively anyway.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 08:30

4. gehrig (Posts: 368; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


I doubt it. It's the same rumors every single year, and yet, the iPhone is always released at the right time.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 08:34 1

6. PhoneCritic (Posts: 818; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Agreed, yet this time I think there might be some truth to the low yields for the iPhone 8 model. but nevertheless Apple may have planned for a limited run since this might be the most expensive iPhone yet. Again only time will tell

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 09:05

8. seret6 (Posts: 207; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


100 oercent agree with PhoneCritic.
Where's there's smoke there's fire

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 08:41 1

7. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1268; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Meanwhile Note 8 is right on schedule...

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 09:41

11. NoAllegiance (Posts: 382; Member since: 21 Mar 2016)


If I was Tim Cook, I would release the first wave of iPhone 8's at a higher price (say it is an exclusive for those that cannot wait). There is bound to be about 1000 or more people willing to pay more, especially for Apple and Samsung users.

posted on 17 Jul 2017, 10:30

15. Lumia_Luigi (Posts: 104; Member since: 22 Mar 2017)


Another "scare" article. Cmon PA

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