iPhone 8 volume production may be ahead of schedule, the supply chain may be pulled up in the second quarter stocking, suggesting that iPhone 8 may be in advance to mass production in June.
According to John Donovan and Steve Mullane’s, there were several indications earlier that Apple’s iPhone 8 production may take longer than expected, but there is no indication at this time.
It is reported that iPhone 8 mass production may be carried out in the next few months, the next generation iPhone is expected to ship up to 122 million units, an increase of 10% over the original estimate. In addition, Apple also brings down the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone SE production scale in response to a new generation of iPhone launch.
Information obtained from the analysts of the supply chain reveals that iPhone 8 related supply chain is expected to start stocking in the second quarter, estimated in the end of June when the season’s stocking increased 300%, suggesting that iPhone 8 may advance to mass production in June.
The report reveals that to the end of June of the second quarter, iPhone overall production will be will increased from the original expected 45 million, to 48 million.
According to Mehdi Hosseini, an analyst at Susquehanna Financial Group in New York, the OLED version of the iPhone 8, due to the complexity of the process of assembling the iPhone 8 with OLED screens, may take longer time for mass production to start and thinks it might start in September, but this might turn to be wrong.
Hosseini said in the report, according to Apple’s manufacturing partners in the second half of this year, iPhone 8 shipments are expected to ship 110 million to 120 million units, of which 70% will be 5.1-inch OLED version of the model.