Apple‘s suppliers have, according to Digitimes started the mass production of components of the iPhone. 8 Samsung will provide the iPhone consolidated in the second half of the year up to 80 million OLED panels. When Modem Apple could put on a slower Intel solution because of the conflict with Qualcomm.
iPhone 8 threaten large delays
Among the new features the iPhone 8 a glass housing is to include a stainless steel frame except the almost frameless 5.8-inch display with OLED technology. A similar design were already offering the iPhone 4 and 4s.
Since the start of mass production of the iPhone is expected for 8 component shortages until mid-September, it comes after the expected beginning of September held presentation probably excessive delays. In the third quarter of 2017, the production volume of the iPhone 8 gives forth only about three million units according to the report. Analysts estimate the expected sales of the iPhone 8 throughout the second half of 2017 to around 50-55 million units.
Also iPhone and iPhone 7s 7s Plus with glass enclosure
Apple plans two other iPhone versions for the fall, which should continue to rely on IPS technology and the known from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus screen diagonal 4.7 respectively 5.5 in addition to the iPhone. 8 When housing material Apple will change from aluminum to also used in the iPhone 8 reinforced glass so Digitimes . Unlike the OLED flagship Apple has no plans for the other two iPhone models with a stainless steel frame, but a construction made of aluminum.
Throttled Qualcomm modems because of slower Intel models
The ongoing conflict between Apple and suppliers Qualcomm, which the iPhone group accuses plated royalties for the use of cellular technology could lead to restrictions on the maximum LTE speed.
Because Apple wants to put on Intel modems strengthened in order to reduce dependence on Qualcomm, it is – like with the iPhone 7 – possibly to two modem suppliers (Intel, Qualcomm). The problem with it: While Qualcomm, theoretically been made possible with models such as the X16 LTE, which comes in the Samsung Galaxy S8 for use gigabit speeds, the Intel versions are lagging in terms of performance past.
Not to cause cellular performance gap between the iPhone with Intel modem and models with Qualcomm technology, Apple would have to throttle the Qualcommvariante to the level of Intel chips. That would be both technologically and from the advertising impact ago for the new-generation iPhone a disadvantage compared to the competition. In addition, the US mobile operator Verizon, AT & T, T-Mobile and Sprint have recently declared 2017 the Year of the 1-gigabit speed. Just that speed would be an iPhone with a modem from Intel, however, can not deliver. 8