Conflicting Supplier Report Now Says iPhone 7 Orders Higher Than Expected

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    Directly contradicting a previous claim of projected weak demand for the iPhone 7, Apple has reportedly asked its Asian suppliers to prepare for the highest iPhone production target in "about two years", according to Barron's Asia.

    Citing a story in the Taiwanese Economic Daily Times this morning, the financial news publication said Apple has requested between 72-78 million units of the new iPhone, which is much higher than the 65 million handsets that Wall Street analysts previously predicted.

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    Supply chain sources claim that Foxconn will remain the key manufacturer for Apple's next-gen handset, while competing contractor Pegatron will also be involved in the assembly process. Additionally, it is claimed that both companies are expected to get more market share this year, as they participate in dual camera and glass casing components production in addition to being assemblers.

    The glass reference contradicts recent reports by iPhone casing supplier Catcher Technology and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, both of which claim that Apple is planning to use glass for the casing of the 2017 iPhone, in order to differentiate it from aluminum-bodied smartphones on the market.

    Earlier this month it was reported that Apple would rely on multiple manufacturing partners to assemble the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to aim for a smooth launch in September, with Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron at the center of the assembly process.

    Rumors suggest the iPhone 7 could retain a 6s-like design with a faster TSMC-built A10 chip, slightly larger battery, waterproofing and dustproofing, repositioned antenna bands, no headphone jack, faster Intel LTE chips, and more. Meanwhile, the larger iPhone 7 Plus (or Pro) could have a Smart Connector, dual-lens camera, and 3GB of RAM.

    Other rumors surrounding the next-generation smartphones have included a flush camera, touch-sensitive home button, stereo speakers, and wireless charging, but it remains possible that Apple dropped some of those features or chose to include them on the OLED-based iPhone with glass casing rumored to launch in 2017.

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  2. Darrensk8 macrumors 6502

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    I can't keep up....lets hope this is the plan :)
     
  3. penajmz macrumors 68040

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    Rumors are just all over the place this year. I'm willing to bet Apple is doing this on purpose to throw us all off.
     
  4. smacrumon macrumors 68030

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    Holy shiitake mushrooms! Another rumor about iPhone 7! That awkward camera placement. Can't get it evenly placed? Those speaker holes? Can't get them smaller? That antenna band... Sheesh, Apple!

    Hoping these are all decoys and an all new glass iPhone will be released this year instead.
     
  5. mattoligy macrumors 6502

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    They can order all they like... I won't be buying one!
     
  6. Keniutek macrumors 6502a

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    I hope half ot these, ends up in some warehouse. Start innovating Apple, logo on the back won't cut it much longer!
     
  7. Darrensk8 macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. I doubt it but we can but hope!
     
  8. Scorpion67 macrumors member

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    Oh, more rumors spread by Apple just to wake the sheep. How nice.
     
  9. infinitejest macrumors 6502

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  10. pbush25 macrumors 6502

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    Says someone who has no idea what the final product will be and would rather just troll the forums.
     
  11. apolloa macrumors G5

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    "KGI Securities"

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    says it all, I trust KGI MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH more then any other rumour mill! And it makes a lot more sense for suppliers to be expecting low iPhone 7 demand.
     
  12. kyliewylie macrumors newbie

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    Analysts keep forgetting about the iPhone Upgrade Program. Since signing up, I am a guaranteed upgrade every year and with this being the first new phone since its inception, demand will be very high. Why not take the newest phone when my monthly charge will remain identical and the only difference in cost to me is a one time charge of tax on the phone?
     
  13. ZeneticX macrumors member

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    Great now we have rumours about orders for a device 3 months away from launching

    Anything related to MBPs? Supposedly to launch NEXT MONTH. Someone should be able to make up something right?
     
  14. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040

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    because you would extend it, and most people wouldn't do that for a nearly-identical and/or subpar phone.
     
  15. tigertazz macrumors 6502

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    Exactly and while it's not available in the UK from Apple yet the carriers have all opted to provide a service that does the same with the phone being paid off monthly and traded away at the end

    Demand could be high. September seems a loooong way off right now.
     
  16. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    I'm guessing some people just don't know anything but are willing to tell you everything as if it were true.
     
  17. MrGimper macrumors 603

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    Like it may or may not have dual cameras, it may or may not be glass etc etc.
     
  18. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Here's my analysis. There's no determination yet.
     
  19. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    That's iPhone 6s with removed antenna bands. Keep calm, bruh.
     
  20. smacrumon macrumors 68030

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    I know, they are all iPhone 6s' :)
     
  21. TurboPGT! Suspended

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    Would be nice of Apple to actually make enough iPhones to meet launch demand for once.

    But that would hurt their illusion of scarcity, so...
     
  22. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, wasn't sure :D
     
  23. kyliewylie macrumors newbie

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    Even if Apple put out a phone IDENTICAL to an iPhone 6s, you wouldn't upgrade and pay roughly 50 bucks for a phone that is new out of the box with zero wear and tear? A battery with ZERO charging cycles? A charging port with no scuffs or impacted lint? A camera with a fresh CMOS sensor? A cable with no bunching or stretching on the end? A set of unused speakers with no pocket lint in the enclosure? I could go on...

    We know that Apple has at least been making incremental upgrades YoY. Positioning within the Apple store is that customers return after 12 months and swap out the old phone for a new model for only the cost of tax. Customers remember that because they see great value in it. "50 bucks for a new phone" sounds cheap enough to return to the store after 12 months. It's basic consumer psychology. Demand for the phone will be healthy on the basic premise of trade-in and curiosity.
     
  24. smacrumon macrumors 68030

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    How's that on the planet earth though upgrading each year? Hope Apple is recycling them. :)
     
  25. mikecorp Suspended

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    me too. I like the Iphone SE size
     

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