Apple’s long-time assembly partner Foxconn is expected to secure the majority of next-generation iPhone orders, according to well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, reports the China Post. He also reinforced an earlier rumour which claims the new devices will launch in August, not September, as we’ve seen for the past few years.
Apple may be changing its launch timing and strategy, at least this is what Kuo’s supply chain sources suggest, so maybe we’ll see exclusive online-only orders as with the Apple Watch? Hopefully not.
Fact is, the sources seem confident that the bulk of the next-generation iPhone orders are for the 4.7-inch model, and the 5.5-inch version for the remainder. Kuo also reiterated his earlier claim that Apple will add Force Touch to these devices, technology introduced with the Apple Watch (very useful feature) and spread to the new portable line of computers.
Finally, Kuo seems to be certain that Apple will launch the rumoured 12.9-inch iPad this fall, and that Foxconn will be the sole assembler of the bigger tablet.
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