Apple Taps Second 'iPhone 5se' Supplier to Ensure Smooth Launch

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Apple is adding Wistron as a supplier of the so-called "iPhone 5se," in addition to Foxconn Electronics (via DigiTimes). The latter will still lead production on the next-generation 4-inch iPhone, but Apple is ensuring that manufacturing goes as smoothly as possible by introducing a secondary supplier in Wistron.


Apple has been trying to separate its orders to different ODMs to avoid risks. In February 2015, the vendor added Compal Electronics as an iPad mini manufacturer, and Wistron to conduct iPhone touch panel lamination, and has recently outsourced a small portion of its new 4-inch iPhone orders to Wistron, looking to nurture Wistron to become an iPhone assembly house, according to some market watchers.
According to the report, the split in suppliers will also continue for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Foxconn and Wistron will both supply the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, while Pegatron will share manufacturing duties with Foxconn for the 4.7-inch device. The most recent rumors regarding this fall's iPhone 7 largely encompass the potential loss of its 3.5mm headphone jack in place of Lightning-connected headphones.

Apple sees the doubling-up of suppliers on one particular iPhone as a chance of lessening the manufacturing risk, such as faulty components. The company used the same strategy most recently in the iPhone 6s, divvying up production duties between Foxconn and Pegatron. On both versions of the 2016 iPhone, Foxconn will remain the "major supplier" for each device.

More immediate rumors surround Apple's yet-to-be-announced March 15 media event where the iPhone 5se should be revealed alongside the iPad Air 3, with availability opening up as soon as March 18. The iPhone 5se is said to look similar in appearance to the iPhone 5s, but instead include the curved cover glass the company includes in the iPhone 6s. The new entry-level iPhone will also be beefed up with an A9 processor and an 8-megapixel camera.

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cableguy84

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It won't be called the iPad
It won't be called the 5C
ad nauseam...
The 5s was released over 2 years ago. You really think they are going to continue using the 5s name with a E slapped on the end ? Haha ok
 

cableguy84

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If it has inside specs like a iPhone 5s, lawyers will be lining up to sue for false advertising if Apple calls it iPhone 6c.
It won't be called 6c either, the C line has been discontinued and hasnt been upgraded for over 2 years.
 

Porco

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They could do a Microsoft and call it iPhone 10.

But I kind of agree it doesn't matter to me too much what they call it - if it has 64GB+ of storage, a standard headphone socket and iPhone 6 performance or better and it might well be my next phone.
 

0815

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What about renaming all the iPhones and have

iPhone 2016 Standard
iPhone 2016 Pro
iPhone 2016 Ultimate

And than add additional letters for the color and for the memory - so I could get the "iPhone 2016 Ultimate G 128"


... or just call all of the 'iPhone' since you can see the size difference.


Anyway: at the end of the day, it is just a phone and you pick what you want and shouldn't care about the label.
 

GadgetDon

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I don't know what they'll call it. But I'd be shocked if it didn't have NFC for Apple Pay (which makes it more like the 6 than the 5).
 
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playaproved

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If it has inside specs like a iPhone 5s, lawyers will be lining up to sue for false advertising if Apple calls it iPhone 6c.
How many times has Samsung been sued then? Their entire lineup since 2009 has been called Samsung Galaxy 'insert additional name' and people seem to do just fine.
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I don't know what they'll call it. But I'd be shocked if it didn't have NFC for Apple Pay (which makes it more like the 6 than the 5).
I'm with you on this one. It definitely will have Apple Pay support. I can see them omitting 3D Touch, although that decision would be puzzling based on getting developers completely bought in on the feature.
 

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Just watch them spin it , minus in size but not in features *.
*3D Touch is not a feature .

I hope this thing isn't crippled like 5C . I love my 6S+ but I can totally understand why people like smaller size phone and not want a lesser phone .
 
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