“Production of the OLED-version next-generation iPhone will be delayed to November-December, shipping only in small volumes initially, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report,” Steve Shen reports for DigiTimes.
“While there were previous reports indicating that volume production for new iPhone devices has commenced, yield rates at the two main ODMs, Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron, have not yet reached levels that warrant mass production, the report said,” Shen reports. “”
“Foxconn has secured about 95% of orders for the OLED model,” Shen reports. “Volume production of the 4.7- and 5.5-inch [LCD iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus] models at Foxconn and Pegatron are now expected to enter full swing in August, 1-2 months later than the normal mass production schedules of new iPhone devices in previous years, said the report.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If true (another big IF) we wonder if Apple will launch without anything near enough supply (à la Apple Watch and AirPods) or delay the availability date? Either way, the OLED iPhone will be a tough get – good luck on pre-order night or you may be waiting months to get yours!