Foxconn Expected to Assemble Bulk of 2018 iPhones

Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn will assemble the majority of Apple's widely rumored trio of new iPhones expected to launch in 2018, according to the Taipei Times, citing research from Fubon Securities.


Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai, will reportedly assemble all of the second-generation iPhone X, 90 percent of the so-called iPhone X Plus, and 75 percent of an all-new, lower-priced 6.1-inch iPhone.

Taiwanese manufacturer Pegatron is said to fulfill the remaining orders:

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.

Fubon Securities predicts that the 6.1-inch iPhone will be priced around $799 in the United States, and use nearly all of the same materials as the iPhone 8 Plus, at an estimated cost of $275 to Apple.

Last month, respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said all three new iPhones will be both announced and made available to order this September. In a previous research note, he indicated that Apple has resolved the manufacturing challenges that resulted in the iPhone X's delayed launch and supply shortage.

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25 months ago
In other news today, it's been reported that the sky is still blue.
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25 months ago
they already look dated.
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25 months ago
Hold on a second here: they are saying that Foxconn, the company that has been making most of the iPhones for most of the iPhone's history, will make most of the iPhones this year!?! WHAT?? On a related note I heard from a source that Apple will write most of the code for iOS 12
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25 months ago

Lack of SE2 rumors is killing me.

Because the iPhone SE two is not a reality, that’s why. Additionally, the four-inch iPhone demographic is marginal at best when the core demographic prefers larger iPhone displays.

I believe the SE was a one time offering that Apple originated to be an affordable entry-level iPhone, and it was successful in other countries where smart phones tend to be higher price. If the iPhone SE ever resurfaces, it won’t resemble anything like it is now, but I do believe that Apple will retain the SE in Apples line up through 2018 and discontinue it in 2019, which would make it three years old by March 2019, in which case we will know if there is any successor to the original iPhone SE Around that time frame.
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25 months ago
Why am I so no looking to the 2018 iPhones? They look so 2017ish. Please please release some new MacBook and MacBook Pros, with an improved keyboard and useful ports...
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25 months ago
No assembly in the USA - immature plant and too expensive.
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