Apple Taking ‘Cautious Approach’ to iPhone Assembly This Year, Lowering Component Orders by 20%


According to some sources, Apple has asked its iPhone suppliers to make about 20% fewer parts for the iPhones releasing in next half of 2018. It’s a cautious approach taken by Apple’s to iPhone shipments in 2018 compared to 2017 orders.

Especially, the Previous year Apple placed orders for the production of nearly 100 million iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X units. As per some reports, This figure is now below 80 million in 2018. Apple shares have dropped in premarket selling this morning.

Recent reports have said that claims created by TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, saying that all three latest iPhones will export in September 2018. Despite some reports alleging that the LCD model could start somewhat later.

Sources say that Apple notified its supply chain OLED models in a tender to secure that the phones can release soon, unlike the iPhone X’s. Now, parts for those smartphones will come at assemblers like Foxconn and Pegatron for final assembly in July. Whereas the alike will happen for the LCD model in August.

Apple is supposed to begin three new iPhones in 2018: a 6.5-inch “iPhone X Plus”, a second-generation iPhone X, and a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone. They are all beginning with a full-screen device and Face ID. As per Kuo, the value of the devices will start at $600-$700 for the LCD model, $800-$900 for the new iPhone X, and $900-$1,000 for the iPhone X Plus.

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