Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Foxconn to manufacture '95 per cent' of new Apple iPhone 8

Foxconn to manufacture '95 per cent' of new Apple iPhone 8

And, even if Apple does launch its iPhone 8 in early September, don't expect to see it in stores until much later that month.

Monday's report from Economic Daily News said "yield rates" for the new iPhones - including the lower-priced 7s and 7s Plus models - "have not yet reached levels that warrant mass production" at key iPhone manufacturers Foxconn and Pegatron, according to a citation by Digitimes. Despite the anticipated $1,000 price tag on some models, analysts predict the largest fanbase yet awaits the iPhone 8, and there's no surprise there.

Information about the postponement of the release of the iPhone 8 came from component suppliers, but is not official.

The images point towards the iPhone 8 coming with an 5.8-inch OLED display with a "notch" or cutout at the top for the sensors and front facing camera similar to the implementation found on Andy Rubin's delayed Essential-PH1 smartphone.

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However, issues with the circuit board for the iPhone 8 have apparently put such a squeeze on production schedules that one Taiwanese partner has pulled out of its deal with Apple. Some reports have suggested Apple is still working out the kinks in the device ahead of volume production of millions.

The CAD files also confirm that Apple will implement a vertically aligned dual rear camera on the iPhone 8, replacing its horizontal counterpart on the iPhone 7 Plus. (NASDAQ:AAPL) saw its shares gain in morning trade in NY, after Morgan Stanley raised its price target for the USA tech giant despite delays to the launch of its next generation iPhone 8.

The clock is ticking to September and one of the biggest tech industry events of the year: the annual iPhone event held by Apple Inc. Whereas, the iPhone 8 with the OLED 5.8-inch display, no bezel design with the "all new glass body" may not be available until November.

It seems, at least from this report of manufacturing difficulties, that Apple has designed some difficult-to-build phones, suggesting that they are full of interesting new features and technologies.

Little has been reported regarding the resolution, but we'd bet on Apple sticking with the Retina display pixel density of around 300-400ppi.

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