Apple iPhone 8 and 7S Images Leaked
A supply chain report today described very strong July sales for components through suppliers in the iPhone supply chain. Thus hints at an increase in momentum for production on the 2017 iPhones. Along with that, sources speaking with Digitimes have said that all three of the new iPhones which includes the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s, and “iPhone 7s Plus have now begun large volume production.
The supply chain sources mentioned that there will not be shortages for the LCD iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, but supply for the OLED iPhone 8 could be behind demand confiming a rumour that’s been circulating for months.. One of the major factors for this shortage is related to very high expectations from users leading to expected massive sales volumes.
All of the three new iPhone models, including two TFT LCD and one OLED model, have entered volume production, said the sources, adding that there will not be shortages for the two LCD models, but the supply of the OLED version could fall short of demand due to high expectations for the model. – Supply Chain Report
The main Apple suppliers Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron are believed to hit a production and sales high in the September to November period on account of to shipments of finished iPhones predicted to pour in during this spell. In other recent production-related news, we heard about Samsung and its plan to operate seven OLED panel lines at full capacity in August, all of them intended for Apple’s iPhone 8.
Recent investor notes by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated that Apple will begin production verification tests on the iPhone 8 at the end of August along with mass production beginning in September. Kuo also believed that Apple will announce all three iPhones in September, as well as launching them for purchase all on that same day. The OLED iPhone 8 is predicted to be in short supply and recent reports have suggested shipments between 2 to 4 million units will be available then and there at launch.
Sonny Dickson of 9to5Mac released a few alleged images of each new 2017 iPhone. The images focus on the Samsung style all-glass rear design of the devices which does ring true with a rumor that’s been around since the October 2016 for both the iPhone 8 and the LCD iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. The glass backs of the new iPhones will allow wireless charging when placed on a charging device.
The images show the large 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus, 4.7-inch iPhone 7s, and between them 5.8-inch iPhone 8, which has a form near the sizing of the 4.7-inch iPhone and a screen actually larger than the Plus models. The iPhone 8 appears to also have a vertically aligned dual lens rear camera to help boost augmented reality features.