Latest Report Claims All New iPhone Models Facing Production Delays

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Reports of delays to Apple's upcoming iPhone line-up continued this week, with the Chinese-language Economic Daily News claiming on Monday that production of the so-called "iPhone 8" will not start until between November and December, with production of the more typical "S" cycle upgrades to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus also potentially facing delays.

    According to the report, the flagship redesigned OLED iPhone will ship only in small volumes this year, because yield rates at the main manufacturing plants have still not reached the mass production stage.


    Reports of iPhone delays typically happen every year and don't tend to pan out, but on balance we seem to be seeing more than usual this time around, apparently spurred by claims that Apple has found its redesigned handset particularly challenging to finalize, whether that's because of the intricacies of the customized OLED panel and other key components leading to low or staggered supplies, or problems integrating the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently published a report supporting claims that Apple will debut the OLED iPhone in September, but the device will face "severe supply shortages" for some time. Kuo believes that production ramp-up on the OLED iPhone model won't begin until as late as October-November, two months later than previous ramp-ups in August-September. Similar rumors have been circulated by Bloomberg, analysts from Barclays, and Brian White. Today's report is the most delayed 2017 timeframe for "iPhone 8" production we've seen so far.

    Last week claims were also made that the software-side of things isn't going well for Apple either, with rumors that problems with the front-facing camera's 3D sensor could see the feature temporarily unavailable at launch. A purported wireless charging accessory for the iPhone is also thought to be coming later than originally planned.

    As for the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch LCD iPhones that Apple is said to be launching alongside the OLED iPhone, volume production is now said to be entering "full swing" in August, which is one to two months later than the normal mass production schedule for Apple's iPhones.

    (Via DigiTimes.)

    Article Link: Latest Report Claims All New iPhone Models Facing Production Delays
  2. MacBergin macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2015
  3. Sunny1990, Jul 17, 2017
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    Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    Every year we hear this same report and Every year iPhone has been released at it's normal Date. This Report has never been true till date :-(
  4. NoNothing macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2003
    I can see the internet in my minds eye come October: "sure the iPhone Pro is sold out, they are only making 1000 per month. It's typical Apple to limit supply to create headlines of sold out for months."
  5. fitshaced macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2011
    Delay it by about 10 months and I might buy one.
  6. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Let's say I wouldn't bet the house.
  7. Sirious macrumors 65816


    Jan 2, 2013
    United Kingdom
    Off topic, but does anyone else think the new iOS 11 dock for iPad (only the look, not function) will make its way into the new iPhone? Just makes sense due to the edge to edge display.
  8. viachicago22 macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2013
    The phones will be delayed till December and the HomePod will be delayed till Apple Campus 3's completion
  9. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    It wouldn't be July without a report claiming production delays
  10. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
    Omg all these dam iphone rumours has actually made me not care about it anymore so much hype for something no one knows about
  11. djcerla macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2015
    ... but like every year the North Pole facility and Apple's Elves will make it for the holidays.
  12. WatchFromAfar macrumors 65816


    Jan 26, 2017
    For those from the UK who listened to Mark & Lard's radio show in the nineties:
    "F&&k my hat, I didn't know that
    F&&k my hat, I didn't know that
    F&&k my hat, I didn't know that"
  13. ILikeAllOS macrumors 6502


    Jul 28, 2011
    Tampa Bay
    Man, I'm tired of these analysts and their stock manipulation tactics lately.
    There are only 2 months now until the keynote so I'll just wait.
  14. xalea macrumors regular


    Jan 12, 2017
    A trillion-dollar company that can't put out a product on schedule. Great.
  15. Plinga macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2012
  16. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    May 31, 2015
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
  17. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    Does it matter if it launches in September or December as long as it launches? No one needs it in September.
  18. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002

    ...published in Digitimes, quoting Ming-Chi Kuo.

    OK, in all fairness Ming-Chi Kuo is right occasionally -- just like a broken clock.
  19. fitshaced macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2011
    You haven't been praying to him
  20. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended


    Jul 10, 2008
    This has been the same claim with every iPhone and every time it's been unfounded.
  21. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Well Apple needs it in September/October because December is too late for the holiday season. If the iPhone were to not be readily available until December it would be a disaster for Q1 earnings and possibly crimp the entire FY.

    You are right no consumer needs it -- which is why it must launch during the holiday season because no one has any money or the will to spend money they don't have in Jan, Feb when they are paying off the holiday bills.
  22. robeddie Suspended


    Jul 21, 2003
    Absolutely true. But Apple didn't NEED to announce that it would be available in September. They should drop their insistence on clockwork release cycles. Just release the new hardware when it's ready. They used to do that.
  23. fitshaced macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2011
    Late out of the gate-gate

    Ha! In first with a gate.
  24. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

    Tobias Funke

    Apr 3, 2012
    Does not surprise me.

    There is still a 2 week wait for the iPad 12.9 a product they ALREADY made for years beforehand!
  25. Freida macrumors 65816

    Oct 22, 2010
    Well, we do get these every year but this year seem a bit different. We really haven't seen many leaks and by this time we usually have most of the components leaked. So maybe there is a delay this year. Who knows!
    However, if even part of the rumours about iPhone 8 are correct then I don't think I'll be getting one. Too expensive to begin with and it will be version 1 of a new design which is always a massive gamble. Lets see what they do though :)

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