iPhone 7 May Be In Short Supply at Launch [Report]

iPhone 7 May Be In Short Supply at Launch [Report]

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The iPhone 7 may be in short supply at launch due to problems with faulty components, according to a new report from Nikkei.

"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," an industry source familiar with the issue said.

Jeff Pu, an analyst at Yuanta Investment Consulting, also cites concerns with supply. He cut forecasts for production down from 120 million to 114 million in the July-December period due to defects with the waterproof speaker and dual-lens camera module.

"We estimate total iPhone 7 builds to be 74 (million) in 2H16F, compared to 84 (million) for iPhone 6s in 2H15. Together with pricing pressure, we expect most Apple food chain suppliers to see (year-on-year) revenue decline for the rest of the year," Pu wrote.

Apple is widely expected to unveil the iPhone 7 on September 7th with pre-orders going live on September 9th. The device will likely be released in stores on September 16th.

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iPhone 7 May Be In Short Supply at Launch [Report]
Zetaprime - August 30, 2016 at 12:25am
The pull that crap every year. Anyone who fails to see through such an obvious marketing ploy would have to have been born yesterday.
Prestoconstant - August 30, 2016 at 12:40am
The what crap? We still have no idea what the phone will feature in order for you to claim it to be a marketing ploy to begin with!
Zetaprime - August 30, 2016 at 12:49am
The thing they do every year has nothing to do with the particulars of the phone. Only that they always claim to be in short supply at launch..as if a company like Apple couldn't anticipate demand or keep up with manufacturing. That's the load of crap I'm talking about. Please don't reply.
Prestoconstant - August 30, 2016 at 2:06am
Why shouldn't I?
The Come Up - August 28, 2016 at 7:37pm
I am praying Apple releases that dark blue color to their iPhone line up. I want to step up from the 4.7 to the 5.5 for games, videos, and taking photos. I really hope Apple stuns us with the internals of the iPhone 7.
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