Today the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) reports that there will be no delay for the launch of the next generation iPhone devices, with the new devices to be unveiled in September, and Apple will begin selling the products in October, according to a.
The Chinese report defies previous speculation that volume production of Apple's new iPhones would be delayed to the fourth quarter of 2017 instead of the original schedule in August-September due to yield rate issues on production of some parts.
The report further notes that upstream to downstream suppliers in the iPhone supply chains, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), SLP (substrate-like PCB) makers Zhen Ding Technology and Kinsus Interconnect Technology, and battery supplier Simplo Technology, are ready to ramp up related iPhone parts starting June, said the report.
TSMC will begin to fabricate the wafer starts needed for the production of A11 processes on June 10 and to deliver the chips in volume quantity in the second half of July.
Lastly the report notes that iPhone assemblers Foxconn Electronics, Winstron and Pegatron are accelerating the recruitment and training of new workers in China in preparation of mass production of the new iPhone, said the report.
There have been a series of rumors about the delay of Apple's highly anticipated next-gen iPhone over the last few months with Apple neither confirming nor denying them. This latest rumor acting as a contrarian rumor just happens to be perfectly timed after Apple's latest quarterly results seems to be strategically placed.
With Apple's iPhone sales slightly dipping last quarter, it's very difficult to believe that Apple wouldn't be moving heaven and earth to ensure quantities of the new iPhone will meet demand on their number one product.
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