Foxconn Expected to Assemble Majority of Apple’s 2018 iPhones


Citing a Futon Securities research, Taipei Times is reporting that Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai, will assemble the majority of Apple’s iPhones expected to debit in 2018 (via MacRumors).

The Taiwanese manufacturer will assemble all of the second-gen iPhone X smartphones, almost 90% of the “iPhone X Plus” devices, and nearly 75% of the lower-priced 6.1-inch iPhone handsets. The remaining orders will be fulfilled by Pegatron.

Hon Hai has been selected to assemble the bulk of the new iPhones, including all of the premium 5.8-inch OLED model and 90 percent of the 6.5-inch OLED phones, as well as 75 percent of the 6.1-inch LCD model, with the remainder given to Pegatron, the report said.

Wistron, another Taiwanese manufacturer, will not assemble any of the new 2018 iPhones, according to the report. 

The research firm also found that the low-cost 6.1-inch iPhone will be priced around $799 in the U.S., and use pretty much the same materials as the iPhone 8 Plus. The device will cost Apple approximately $275.

Ming-Chi Kuo has previously said that all three new iPhones rumoured to debut the year will be unveiled and made available to order in September 2018.

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