As we all know that Apple’s upcoming iPhone devices, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are set to be launch in September. It is obvious that almost all the details including specs, availability and pricing have been leaked over the past few weeks. Also from the recent reports, we have been hearing that the company may face a supply shortage of the device.
It was reported earlier that the pre-orders of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will start on Friday September 9 and the smartphone will go on sale from Friday September 16. Some other reports also says that the devices will be unveiled on September 12 and will be available in the from September 16.
As per the reports of BGR, the company is reportedly may face supply issues with its upcoming iPhone devices. The two problems that may affect Apple’s iPhone production concern the waterproof speaker and the dual lens camera, as suppliers are apparently experiencing low yields for these components. “If Apple sticks to its launch schedule from last year, there may not be enough supply at the beginning, as some suppliers are still trying to fix low yield rates of their components,” a source told Nikkei.
“We estimate total iPhone 7 builds to be 74 (million) in 2016, compared to 84 (million) for iPhone 6s in 2015. Together with pricing pressure, we expect most Apple food chain suppliers to see (year-on-year) revenue decline for the rest of the year,” Yuanta Investment Consulting analyst Jeff Pu wrote in a note to customers. (via BGR)
This year’s iPhone models are not expected to feature significant design changes aside from the loss of the headphone jack. Instead, Apple is said to be introducing major new features for the 10th anniversary iPhone 8. The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 is expected to get an improved camera and optimal image stabilization while the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus may gain a dual-lens camera system and 3 GB RAM.
Other rumored features for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus include a faster TSMC-made A10 processor, re-positioned antenna bands, faster LTE and Wi-Fi, a slightly larger battery, and a minimum 32 GB and a new 256 GB of base storage variant. Apple is also expected to offer the “iPhone 7” in a “much darker color” than the current space gray option found on the iPhone 6s series. This darker shade of iPhone will be close to black, though not quite black.