iPhone 8 will start the small quantity production officially next month (actually they are in pilot run now), and Apple has already sent out quite a lot orders.
It is mentioned in the report that Apple now is in the final negotiation with the suppliers of iPhone 8’s core components, aiming to guarantee the percentage of component of good quality in production.
People in supply chain emphasis that the orders sent out by Apple for iPhone 8 are really amazing, whose total quantity is more than iPhone 7 but a little bit less than iPhone 6. However, iPhone 6 owes the biggest quantity of orders before releasing in all the iPhone series. The media from Korea reported earlier that Samsung is planning to provide Apple with 72 million soft OLED screens this year.
This time, Apple dare to release so many orders for iPhone 8, indicating the great confidence of Apple. First of all, the appearance of new phone will change greatly. For those Apple fans who are tired of iPhone’s appearance, this is of course a good attraction. Next, there are still many users of iPhone 6.
Yesterday, according to the data of Localytics, a analysis company in Boston, iPhone 6 users make up the most percentage of all iPhone users, reaching 28%, followed by iPhone 6S and iPhone 7（23.4%）.
From another point of view, iPhone 6 will be the major barrier for changing to Iphone 8. Apple clearly knows this.