iPhone 7S Leaks
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are still most popular. Apple generates more than two-thirds of its revenue from the iPhone. And those two phones helped reverse three quarters of sliding sales. In its fiscal first quarter, which ended in late December, the company reported the highest number of iPhones ever sold: 78.3 million.
During its second quarter, Apple introduced the Product Red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the first time its marquee phone has been sold in bright red to help fund programs that combat HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. The company also boosted the cheaper iPhone SE’s storage and updated its 9.7-inch iPad Pro. No one is expecting the sales of those products to blow anyone away.
Apple’s potential to wow will come later this year, with the expectation that the company will significantly redesign its popular phone. That includes speculation it’ll use a brighter OLED screen, slim down the frame around the display and add wireless charging. Apple hasn’t changed its iPhone design much in three years. The most noticeable difference in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus was the introduction of two camera lenses in the bigger, pricier Plus(+) version. Read More@>>
Expecting New iPhone 8
One question that will have an impact on the OLED order is when the iPhone 8 will arrive. There is already talk of a delay in production, and this has been backup with more details from KGI Securities analysis Ming-Chi Kuo. The iPhone 8 may not enter production until November. Neil Hughes reports:
“The KGI Securities analyst issued a note on Monday… cautioning that production ramp of the so-called “iPhone 8” could begin as late as October or November. That would be later than the usual August-September timeframe for a new flagship iPhone. Kuo said the potential delays could come about because of production difficulty. He warned investors that “severe supply shortages” could persist for awhile, which would cap total shipments of new iPhones in the second half of 2017.”
Every September Apple has a launch event and 2017 will not be an exception. But if the iPhone 8 is facing production difficulties, what can Apple show? Nothing? The iPhone 8 with a ‘not available for ten weeks’ sticker? A refreshed MacBook Pro? Read More@>>