The arrival of Apple’s 2017 line of iPhones is only a month away and supply chains have reportedly entered “volume production” ahead of their launch.
A report from Digitimes states strong component sales in July hint that momentum for the 2017 iPhones production is strong. Sources close to the manufacturing revealed to Digitimes that every new iPhone model, including the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus is already in “volume production.”
The sources also revealed that there will be no shortages of LCD displays, meaning the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will be stocked well. The same cannot be said of the OLED iPhone 8, which is the same shortages tune we’ve been hearing for months now. The main culprit behind the shortages is the “high expectations” from customers. The iPhone 8 is likely to be the most sought after model of the new iPhones.
A recent report from KGI Ming-Chi Kuo also touched upon the expected limited availability of the iPhone 8. He forecasted a shipment between 2 to 4 million units of the OLED iPhone at launch.
Every supplier is expected to see record monthly sales (for components) through the end of the year due to strong demand for the iPhone 8.
All the puzzle pieces for the next iPhones are coming together. Just yesterday it was revealed the new iPhones will come in just three colors. A new leak today also showed off each model will sport glass backs. Now that they’ve entered volume production, it is setting the stage for their grand unveil in September.