To avoid the stock and production issues that plagued the iPhone X at launch last year, Apple is looking to start the trial production of the trio of iPhones it plans on launching later in 2018 as early as Q2.
2018 iPhones Entering into Trial Production in Q2 to Avoid iPhone X Supply Bottleneck Like Last Year
An analyst from Nomura Instinet, Jeffrey Kvaal, has suggested that the iPhone X not doing well in the industry could mean “trouble” for Apple in the future. He believes that the market is less willing to adapt to the increasing prices of iPhones, thus resulting in lower sales estimates. This could no doubt hurt the company’s bottom line and impact sales overall.
Last week, a report detailed how law enforcement agencies were using a device called GrayKey to unlock iPhones of suspects and criminals in their possession. Made by a company called Grayshift in Atlanta, Georgia, the company primarily works with law enforcement agencies and provides them with in-house iPhone unlocking service using GrayKey.
Wistron Denies Report of iPhone 8 Plus Production Being Suspended Due to Use of ‘Unauthorized Components’
Apple supplier Wistron has denied reports of its factory in China suspending production of the iPhone by Apple due to the use of “unauthorized components.” The original report claimed that there was a two-week production suspension, though Wistron denies any such reports and claims its factories are operating normally.
A new report originating from China claims that Apple is working on a new iPad Pro that will be unveiled at WWDC 2018. As per the new report, the new iPad Pro will feature an 11-inch display, though that’s certainly unlikely given Apple’s current lineup.
Love it or hate it, the notch is a key part of the iPhone X design. And for good or bad, Android OEMs seem to be trying to copy the notch with their latest devices as well. However, if a new report originating from Korea is to be believed, Apple is actually looking to ditch the notch with its 2019 iPhones.
Apple has been subjected to a lot of criticism ever since it revealed that it slows down older iPhones due to their aging batteries. The revelation came as a shock to many, with Apple trying to pacify its angry customers by discounting its battery replacement program to $29.
Apple has been unsuccessfully trying to convince the Indian government of allowing it to sell refurbished iPhones in the country. Now, it looks like major smartphone distributors of India like Ingram Micro and HCL are going to help Apple fulfill its plan here.
So far we have only heard rumors of Apple holding an event in March to unveil new iPads with Face ID and a refreshed iPhone SE 2. Today though, the folks over at Consomac have seen some filings from the Eurasian Economic Commission (ECC) which confirm that Apple is indeed working on at least two new iPads which it may unveil in March.
A reduction in iPhone X orders from Apple has left Samsung scrambling to find new OLED buyers as the Korean company is now potentially looking at an excess stock of the panels. Samsung had to ramp up its OLED display panel production before the launch of the iPhone X to meet its high demand. The company was the sole supplier of OLED panels to Apple for the iPhone X last year.