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

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

Posted August 26, 2016 at 4:26pm by iClarified
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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gamerscul9870 - 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.
gamerscul9870 - August 30, 2016 at 2:06am
Why shouldn't I?
rahilxx98 - 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.
gamerscul9870 - August 28, 2016 at 7:43pm
On iDropnews.com there are articles reffering to Tim mentioning long awaited features, and what can go wrong after what we got in the 6?
joshWUa - August 26, 2016 at 10:34pm
Why was this news?
ottslk - August 26, 2016 at 10:04pm
hamood_d10 - August 26, 2016 at 8:27pm
F**k iphone 7 if there is no audio jack, stuck eith iphone 6s plus till they change that
gamerscul9870 - August 26, 2016 at 11:17pm
F--k what you think I say headphone jack abolished. Not to mention ZDnet did mention headphone jacks will be obselete in the next decade and Watchmojo mentioned wires will be obselete in the future. It goes to show how everything is becoming wireless since phones. Once something is completely eliminated on a certain Apple product, it never returns. To prove it, check out the Apple I/O death chart.
gamerscul9870 - August 26, 2016 at 6:32pm
I think it makes sense because it compromises how many want to stay on the 6s or lower because of the headphone jack while there can be enough to upgrade or wait to win one out of Prize Vault machines. I can see now why there isn't a Pro model though.
zetaprime - August 30, 2016 at 12:28am
I don't really care about the headphone jack since I hardly ever use it. And I'm sure they are going to supply either lightning earbuds or an adapter or at least it will be available in stores. I don't see it as a big deal.
CharlesInCharge - August 26, 2016 at 6:12pm
Ahh, yes. The yearly there won't be enough iPhones at launch post.
Gabe - August 26, 2016 at 6:06pm
Duh. Every iPhone is in short demand at launch.
Fred - August 26, 2016 at 5:39pm
Typical apple hype.
gamerscul9870 - August 26, 2016 at 5:46pm
Typical gimmick.
Cooker - August 26, 2016 at 5:10pm
Iclarified is funded by Apple! Wake up!!
Cooker - August 26, 2016 at 5:09pm
brainwashing and marketing Lol!
gamerscul9870 - August 26, 2016 at 5:16pm
What brainwashing? LAWL
stevenlacross - August 26, 2016 at 5:01pm
I also get the the s models, 3GS, 4s, 5s, 6s plus, and my fiancé has always been on the non s models, 4 5 6 plus, but she's not going to be getting this next one coming out, and she's going to wait till next years model
Edwin - August 26, 2016 at 4:39pm
Stupid marketing...
gamerscul9870 - August 26, 2016 at 4:49pm
What marketing? It's not even announced yet to be considered advertisable.
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