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Strong iPhone 13 demand in Taiwan and China has led Taiwanese component suppliers to prioritize production lines for Apple over rival Samsung and many Chinese mobile vendors, according to a new DigiTimes report.

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Taiwan-based makers of VCMs (voice coil motors), wire winding and other components of smartphone-use lens modules are giving priority to production for Apple, amid strong pre-sales of iPhone 13 series in China and Taiwan, according to industry sources.
The report states that Samsung's third-quarter sales this year fell short of expectations, while Chinese smartphone vendors including Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi have high inventory levels of components.

Apple's iPhones have reportedly taken over a large portion of Huawei's original market share since it was hit by U.S. sanctions, and Taiwan's component makers have high hopes for the iPhone 13 series.

Analyst reports suggest iPhone 13 orders have seen strong early demand, with minimal near-term component headwinds for the devices suggesting lengthy delivery estimates are a result of high demand rather than low supply.

Apple is looking to boost initial production of this year's iPhone 13 models to 90 million units through the end of the year, an increase of up to 20% over the 75 million units of the iPhone 12 series produced last year, according to Bloomberg.


China in particular has seen major interest in the latest iPhone launch, which in one case apparently caused a stampede as people rushed a shopping mall to purchase one of the devices.

Article Link: Strong iPhone 13 Demand Sees Taiwan Suppliers Prioritize Apple Over Rivals
 

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iPhone launch stampedes in 2021? What’s so special to iPhone 13 for those Asian users versus iPhone 12, I wonder? 🤔
 
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They tried to go a year without iPhone and realized what a collective idiot they’d been trying to use anything but iOS. They’ve all come sprinting back, literally.

Possible, but can’t they just order online or get a now cheaper iPhone 12? Why marathon for it?
 

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The scene in that video is incredible. I never would have expected that response for this new model, especially considering the sparse attendance at my local Apple Store on release day. I guess Apple's going to have another great quarter.
 

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actually the video does not surprise me.

CHINA is THE MOST OVER POPULATED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. 1,439,323,776 BILLION people VS 330 MILLION IN USA

So money hungry APPLE is going to bend over backwards for sales in CHINA.

They need to rename this song. BIG IN CHINA.

 
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macar00n

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This video is indistinguishable from one of Americans on Black Friday when some complete piece of crap is on sale for $50/off. Weird to see the Chinese act this way, I thought their collectivist society would be less interested in iPhone launch and more interested in producing poor quality products or ignoring IP laws
 

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This video is indistinguishable from one of Americans on Black Friday when some complete piece of crap is on sale for $50/off. Weird to see the Chinese act this way, I thought their collectivist society would be less interested in iPhone launch and more interested in producing poor quality products or ignoring IP laws
Essentially all high-end consumer electronics are made in China, including most Apple products.

The low quality stuff isn’t low quality because they suck but because we don’t want to pay them enough.
 
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macar00n

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Essentially all high-end consumer electronics are made in China, including most Apple products.

The low quality stuff isn’t low quality because they suck but because we don’t want to pay them enough.
Well yes, but also (a) they have no shame in delivering an absolutely trash tier or outright toxic product, (b) they have zero regard for the environment or human rights, and (c) if you've ever worked with a Chinese factory you know that no matter how much you pay them, you have to stay on top of them constantly or they start silently swapping out materials away from your specifications to save a nickel per unit (at the expense of you and your customers), selling your exact product to other manufacturers, reverse engineering your product and building it themselves, and other shady stuff. They just don't have integrity, don't care. Look up "massage gun" on Amazon - RIP whoever thought of that first, fifty Chinese manufacturers selling an identical looking but garbage quality one at 1/5 or 1/10 the cost, flooding the market with utter trash. When they get terrible reviews and/or banned they spin up another brand and give a ton of them our for free to generate 5 star seed reviews because they produce the product with rock bottom labor and it costs almost nothing to produce. Nobody asked them to do this, or is paying them a lot or a little, they're doing it direct and it's part of their business "culture." Hard to tell whether China's or USA's business "culture" is worse.
 
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