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Apple Reportedly Places Order for 72-78 Million iPhone 7 Units to Suppliers

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Apple Reportedly Places Order for 72-78 Million iPhone 7 Units to Suppliers

Height iPhone? If the most recent provide chain record is to be depended on, the Cupertino company doesn’t envision iPhone gross sales petering out anytime quickly, no less than now not this yr. Barron’s stated Monday, citing a document within the Taiwanese newsletter Financial Day by day Occasions, that Apple has now requested its contract producers and Asian providers to get ready for a miles higher-than-expected iPhone 7 manufacturing quantity in 2016.

Whilst the corporations comes to and analysts anticipated Apple to position an order for round 65 million devices of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the Cupertino corporate has requested its providers to get ready their manufacturing strains to manufacture 72-78 million iPhones by way of the top of this yr.

That is the best order that Apple has positioned to its providers within the remaining two years, and is even greater than the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which bought in far more than 75 million devices in only one quarter after their release.

The document additionally means that Hon Hai Precision generation, owned through Foxconn, will stay the main assembler for iPhone 7 and its Plus sibling. Pegatron Corp. can also be a key assembler for Apple this yr round. Each firms may also be generating the twin digital camera and glass parts used within the upcoming iPhones, and thus will play a key position in Apple’s provide chain this yr.

Foxconn and different providers have reportedly already began hiring early due to the complicated design of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The corporations typically get started hiring in June, however the complicated design and most probably the upper order from Apple led them to get started making ready early for the release of the brand new iPhones.

The one sticking level within the document could also be the point out of “glass casing parts” because the dependable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks the Apple handset will undertake a tumbler enclosure subsequent yr quite than this yr.


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