Year 2016 began with a frenzy of rumors and leaks surrounding Apple’s next big launch – the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. New updates are still flowing in from all corners of the world. Amidst fake news and uncertainties, one thing seems to be confirmed for good – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is definitely hitting the markets in the first half of September 2016.
If the previous iPhone release dates are analyzed, it would be seen that, for reasons unknown, Apple has favored Tuesdays and Wednesdays over other days of the week to launch the latest gadgets. Moreover, all the earlier iPhones were seen to be released between 9th and 12th of September, reports MacWorld. This has led tech experts to predict that Apple will most likely pick one of the following dates for the launch of iPhone 7–6th, 7th, 13th or 14th September.
The release date has been reconfirmed by the upstream supply chain, which has declared that it will be shipping iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus by the end of 3rd quarter, reports DigiTimes. It is a well-known fact that Apple’s iPhone 5c was manufactured by Wistron; hence, it did not come as a surprise when the supply chain stated that the 5.5-inch iPhone Plus will be handled by Wistron and Foxconn.
The smaller iPhone 7, on the other hand, will be manufactured by Pegatron Technology and Foxconn Electronics.
The reason behind Apple’s decision to have different suppliers for different components was in order to reduce the risk-factor and increase production speed by not letting a single manufacturer get over-burdened by market demands.
The company has also decided to switch its supplier of the modem chips found inside iPhones. While earlier, the ships were supplied by Qualcomm, DigiTimes reports that Apple has struck a deal with Intel to supply 50% of the modem chips of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
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