With the initial demand for the iPhone 7 now slowing down, Apple has now reduced orders for iPhone 7 components to its suppliers. Digitimes sources note that the initial demand for the iPhone 7 was driven by the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco and the strong demand for the new Jet Black color.
In his latest note to investors, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple will be launching three new models of the iPhones in 2017. The analyst expects that Apple will be seeing “unprecedented” demand for new iPhones in 2017, with the handsets surpassing the sales record set by the iPhone 6 in 2014.
A report from the Wall Street Journal today further adds credence to rumors of Apple considering using curved OLED screens on the 2017 iPhone. The report states that Apple has asked its suppliers to submit prototypes to the Cupertino company with increased resolutions when compared to similar models from Samsung.
A report from The Korea Economic Daily reports that LG Innotek is working closely with Apple to create a camera module that allows for 3D photography. The 3D camera system will make use of LG Innotek’s dual camera system, and it will likely find its place inside Apple’s 2017 iPhone.
In his latest note issued to investors, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities says that he expects all variants of the 2017 iPhone to feature an all-glass design to facilitate wireless charging. As per his sources, Pegatron is going to be the exclusive supplier of wireless chargers for Apple for next year.
Kuo: 5.8-inch iPhone 8 with OLED Display to Have Smaller 5.1″ to 5.2″ Active Touchscreen Area For ‘Specific Design Purposes’
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a new note clarifying the confusion surrounding the display sizes of the 2017 iPhones. The reputable analyst notes that the OLED iPhone that Apple will be launching next year will feature a 5.8-inch display size.
At this point, it is all but given that Apple is considering using OLED displays on the next-generation iPhone 8. Multiple reports have suggested that the company will be using the OLED display on the larger 5.5-inch Plus model of the phone, which might also feature curved edges and a bezel-less design similar to the Galaxy S7 edge.
Two Barclays analyst are claiming that the iPhone 8 will feature a bezel-less design. The analysts, Blayne Curtis and Christopher Hemmelgarn, have made these claims citing supply chain sources that they spoke to on their recent trip to Asia.
After the success of the Jet Black iPhone 7, Apple is reportedly considering adding a new “Jet White” color option to its new iPhones. The report from Mac Otakara is based on unreliable sources so take this report with a pinch of salt.
KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released his latest forecast on iPhone sales for 2017. The analyst predicts that Apple will ship around 40-50 million units of iPhones in the first quarter of 2017 i.e. the last quarter of 2016.