When will apple start manufacturing the 8?

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SO Im seeing that people are saying WEEK 41 is a mark for fixing the buzz sound.... Week 40 is the first week of October and it IS October... Does that mean Apple will Start building the 8 Sometime in. January?
 

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SO Im seeing that people are saying WEEK 41 is a mark for fixing the buzz sound.... Week 40 is the first week of October and it IS October... Does that mean Apple will Start building the 8 Sometime in. January?
September of 2017.
 

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I'm not sure where you plucked January from, but anyway...

The rumours of the next iPhone entering production tend to come through in June/July time every year.

That said, this does not mean iPhones start piling up in warehouses at this time. No one gets a new iPhone with a build date of Week 20-something.

These articles are referring to the fact that mass production of new components is beginning at this time. Assembly tends to be much later.

In essence, it depends on your definition of "manufacturing". The 8 will no doubt share some components with the 7, so in that sense is already being manufactured. If your definition is the mass production of new components, then it will probably be June/July time. And if your definition means final assembly, that won't be until at most a few weeks before the announcement.

Of course this is speculation and anything could happen.
 

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SO Im seeing that people are saying WEEK 41 is a mark for fixing the buzz sound.... Week 40 is the first week of October and it IS October... Does that mean Apple will Start building the 8 Sometime in. January?
Shoot no. July probably. Remember intel wasn't a know modem provider until late June so probably July at the earliest but I'm betting August. The phones people are receiving tomorrow were made last week.
When you order from Apple and you get your shipping info then that phone was just built and boxed up.
 

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Probably sometime in the spring or summer of 2018. I'm not sure how many months ahead of the launch they start.
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September of 2017.
That seems too early. If it is released, as one would expect from past launches, in August or September 2018, then a few months before, yes, but a whole year? I don't think they need to start a whole year before launching.
 

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I'm not sure where you plucked January from, but anyway...

The rumours of the next iPhone entering production tend to come through in June/July time every year.

That said, this does not mean iPhones start piling up in warehouses at this time. No one gets a new iPhone with a build date of Week 20-something.

These articles are referring to the fact that mass production of new components is beginning at this time. Assembly tends to be much later.

In essence, it depends on your definition of "manufacturing". The 8 will no doubt share some components with the 7, so in that sense is already being manufactured. If your definition is the mass production of new components, then it will probably be June/July time. And if your definition means final assembly, that won't be until at most a few weeks before the announcement.

Of course this is speculation and anything could happen.
Thanks... I was not sure how much lead time apple.would need to build SO many phones... And. What. The lowest week build number would be...
 
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SO Im seeing that people are saying WEEK 41 is a mark for fixing the buzz sound.... Week 40 is the first week of October and it IS October... Does that mean Apple will Start building the 8 Sometime in. January?
Given the myriad of issues that are cropping up with iPhone 7, Apple may choose to release the next model early.
 
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Some people think next year's model will be the 7s and others think it'll be the 8. I think it'll be the 7s. They've never skipped the S series, so I don't see them starting that now.
They've also never used the same industrial design for three years in a row. Personally I believe this was because it was a stop-gap for the 8 in 2017. Only 10.5 months to go! :)
 
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Some people think next year's model will be the 7s and others think it'll be the 8. I think it'll be the 7s. They've never skipped the S series, so I don't see them starting that now.
They've never retained the same form factor in a non-S series either so they've already broken history in this respect.

The aforementioned MR iPhone 8 rumor roundup suggests that the redesigned 2017 iPhone might be released alongside updated 7s and 7s+.
 

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If they plan on NOT having a launch as disastrous as this years they better have already started
How is that different from any other launch? Every Apple launch is constrained, that doesn't make it disastrous. The Apple Watch, the iPhone 7 and SE, the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil were all constrained. Anyone that knows Apple launches, understands they're underestimated and swamped with orders.
 

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How is that different from any other launch? Every Apple launch is constrained, that doesn't make it disastrous. The Apple Watch, the iPhone 7 and SE, the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil were all constrained. Anyone that knows Apple launches, understands they're underestimated and swamped with orders.
If every launch is constrained and swamped why don't they do something to better the situation?

Edit: being constrained and swamped doesn't mean it's a good business practice
 
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How is that different from any other launch? Every Apple launch is constrained, that doesn't make it disastrous. The Apple Watch, the iPhone 7 and SE, the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil were all constrained. Anyone that knows Apple launches, understands they're underestimated and swamped with orders.
This launch was the first ever* to have a model (Jet Black Plus) unavailable on launch day. In this sense, it is not comparable to other iPhone launches, was worse, and is arguably a disaster.

*Barring the white iPhone 4 which was a different kettle of fish.
 

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Given the myriad of issues that are cropping up with iPhone 7, Apple may choose to release the next model early.
What myriad of issues? Most of your so called issues are typical with every single other phone. At least they do not blow up like a certain Korean phone that was rushed through
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They've also never used the same industrial design for three years in a row. Personally I believe this was because it was a stop-gap for the 8 in 2017. Only 10.5 months to go! :)
Supposedly the new design was unable to be ready this year due to supplier issues. Like the screen and wireless charging for instance
 
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What myriad of issues? Most of your so called issues are typical with every single other phone. At least they do not blow up like a certain Korean phone that was rushed through
iPhone devotees that compare their iPhone 7's to faulty batteries must derive some intrinsic relief.

Just another reason I didn't buy a hissing iPhone 7.
 
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This launch was the first ever* to have a model (Jet Black Plus) unavailable on launch day. In this sense, it is not comparable to other iPhone launches, was worse, and is arguably a disaster.

*Barring the white iPhone 4 which was a different kettle of fish.
With the constrained Jet Black color on launch day, also was greatly affected with the Apple upgrade Program, which Apple short sighted.

And also, the Jet Black color was wildly popular, which was expected and I think it's fairly obvious to say anyone saw this coming. So, it's not a fair comparison or comparable.
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If every launch is constrained and swamped why don't they do something to better the situation?

Edit: being constrained and swamped doesn't mean it's a good business practice
Nobody said constrained and swamped is considered a "Business practice." It is what is.

And no one can answer your first question on 'Why don't they do something to better the situation." Why don't you contact Apple and express your concerns directly.
 
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iPhone devotees that compare their iPhone 7's to faulty batteries must derive some intrinsic relief.

Just another reason I didn't buy a hissing iPhone 7.
My iPhone 7 is like every single iPhone I have ever owned perfect. It wasn't faulty batteries that caused the piece of Korean **** to explode otherwise it would have been fixed by the replacements. It wasn't. It also was rushed through when it clearly wasn't ready.
 

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With the constrained Jet Black color on launch day, also was greatly affected with the Apple upgrade Program, which Apple short sighted.

And also, the Jet Black color was wildly popular, which was expected and I think it's fairly obvious to say anyone saw this coming. So, it's not a fair comparison or comparable.
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Nobody said constrained and swamped is considered a "Business practice." It is what is.

And no one can answer your first question on 'Why don't they do something to better the situation." Why don't you contact Apple and express your concerns directly.
Maybe we can just agree this launch was worse/more poorly planned than even their poor launches in history.
 
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