“While a handful of reports and analysts have indicated the iPhone 8 won’t launch as scheduled this year due to production difficulties, Twitter leaker Benjamin Geskin today claims that the device is not delayed and has recently entered trial production,” Chance Miller reports for 9to5Mac.
“In a tweet, Geskin quoted his source as saying all three new 2017 iPhone models have begun trial production, including the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and iPhone 8,” Miller reports. “The source, out of the Zhengzhou Foxconn planet, says they are currently producing about 200 units per day.”
“One thing to note is that making 200 units per day by no means indicates mass production,” Miller reports. “Apple generally ramps production slowly in the lead up to the September release, and a lot could change before Apple begins manufacturing hundreds of thousands of units.”
Fingerprint identification was under-screen in testing machine. Maybe they done it successfully.
— Ben Geskin (@BenGeskin) July 24, 2017
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, the trials go well and production can be ramped ASAP because Apple’s going to sell every unit that can be assembled!
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Apple’s iPhone 8 said to come in brand new, reflective, mirror-like finish – July 10, 2017
New ‘iPhone 8’ video reveals what Apple’s device might look like at launch – June 23, 2017
New video and photos of ‘iPhone 8’ dummy unit show vertical camera, black and silver case, and more – June 20, 2017
Latest leaks suggest Apple’s iPhone 8 will have an edge-to-edge display – May 30, 2017
Apple’s vacation blackout days for retail staff telegraph iPhone 8 release date – May 26, 2017
Check out the first ever hands-on video showing a mockup of Apple’s iPhone 8 – May 24, 2017
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]