A lot is being talked about the upcoming iPhone given that the Cupertino-giant (Apple) will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of iPhone this year in 2017. While the official launch is expected to take place in the last Q3-Q4 2017, the device has been in the news for a couple of months now. In the latest report from The Trader Daily, John Donovan and Steve Mullane from BlueFin Research Partners reveals that Apple will be heading on for the production of the upcoming iPhone 8 much earlier than its usual pattern.
The reports reads – “The most intriguing data points that we have uncovered suggests that AAPL is ramping the next generation iPhones earlier than historical norms, although we have no indication that there has been any change in release plans for the iPhone 8/X. Builds have been pulled in a few months while aggregate next generation forecasts have increased 10% from last month to 122M. Additionally, AAPL has adjusted iPhone 7, 7 Plus, and SE production downward in preparation for the next generation launch.”
Further, the report also claims that Apple is likely to begin the manufacturing process as soon as June 2017. One of the major reasons which might have played a role in this decision is the possible issues which can be filtered out as the company progresses with the whole procedure. Based on previous rumours, the next iPhone (dubbed as iPhone 8) will be a major design overhaul and when a company tries to implement a design change, some issues are bound to happen. Going ahead of the schedule will ensure that ample amount of time for testing the final prototypes.
However, we should warn you that the report comes from a third party researchers and not from Apple so this whole report might be just a hoax.
Meanwhile, the US-based handset manufacturer has recently agreed upon to start manufacturing in India. Apple’s Taiwanese partner, Wistron will handle the entire manufacturing procedure in Peenya. We are not really sure as to when production will start, however, some internal sources claim that it will start in June 2017. Also, will the assembly unit in Peenya also host iPhone 8 production? Well, it is still a mystery.
This year, Apple is expected to unveil three iPhones – a 4.7-inch variant and a 5.5-inch variant sporting LCD panels as before and a 5.8-inch variant boasting a curved OLED panel. We don’t really know about the RAM and battery specifications yet but that has never got people’s attention given iOS’s degree of compatibility with the hardware Apple puts in the iPhones. Moreover, Apple is expected to ditch the traditional Home Button and implement a fingerprint scanner underneath the display. Apple is also working on 3D photography which might debut in the next iPhone. Further, we might see a Dual SIM iPhone this year, if rumours are to be believed. While all this might sound interesting, it is still too early to dig into the expected specifications about the new upcoming iPhone 8.