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Apple’s op-chief will reportedly meet Foxconn’s boss amid reports of iPhone X production woes

Jeff Williams, Apple’s Chief Operating Officer since December 2015, will reportedly take a previously scheduled trip to Taiwan later this month, where he is also expected to meet Terry Gou, the chairman of key iPhone X contract manufacturer Foxconn.... Read the rest of this post here


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While iPhone X Component Woes Ease, Only 2-3M to be Available at Launch

Although iPhone X component and production woes are beginning to ease, a well-respected industry analyst says Apple will only have 2-3 million units of the device available to ship on November 3.

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In a note to investors seen by AppleInsider, Kuo says Apple’s assembly yield rate for iPhone X has stabilized, and he expects the company to stockpile between 2 to 3 million units in before the device ships on Nov. 3. While the initial number is exceedingly low, and will most assuredly not meet pent up demand, production should pick up soon after launch thanks to supplier diversification and the resolution of manufacturing issues.

Kuo sees flexible printed circuit boards as iPhone X’s main production bottleneck. Previous reports, including one from Kuo, blamed the new TrueDepth camera system as the component holding things back.

“Special materials, recipes, design, processes, equipments and tests are required for antenna FPCB, as the specifications for iPhone X antenna (supplied by Amphenol) are higher than those of iPhone 8 and only Murata and Career Tech can meet Apple’s requirements,” Kuo says. “Murata (originally with a 60% order allocation or higher) won’t be able to resolve its issues before 2Q18, and thus has been fully replaced by second supplier Career.”

Kuo says Career will begin ramping up production sometime in November.

Kuo claims the wide-angle camera module’s FPCB is another culprit of the iPhone X production delays. Apple uses two separate PCBs, one to control the wide-angle lens, and another to control the telephoto shooter. Quality issues are believed to have caused the delays.

Kuo also says Apple has had some issues with the 3D dot projector in its TrueDepth depth-sensing camera. “We believe the previous design issues of the dot projector sometimes being unable to recognize human faces has been resolved after active alignments or environmental tests were addressed,” Kuo said.

Apple rumored to cut iPhone 8 production in half following iPhone X launch

Reuters is reporting that an unnamed source told (Google Translate) Taiwan-based newspaper Economic Daily News that Apple is planning to cut iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus production by nearly fifty percent in November and December.... Read the rest of this post here


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Yield rates for iPhone X components are starting to improve

Yield rates for the important iPhone X components are finally beginning to improve, according to a teaser headline published by Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes hours before the article is scheduled to go live.... Read the rest of this post here


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Foxconn has begun shipping first batch of iPhone X units

Apple’s favorite contract manufacturer Foxconn has started shipping the first batch of iPhone X units from Zhengzhou and Shanghai to the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates.... Read the rest of this post here


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