A new report from the Asian supply chain claims that Apple raised the production target of the iPhone 7.
The iPhone 7 pre-orders have broken the records of carrier T-Mobile and Sprint. The initial inventory of the iPhone 7 is sold out. This are all signs that the iPhone 7 is off to a great start. Apple has according to a new chip supply chain report ordered more chips for the iPhone 7 than previously known.
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According to Digitimes, industry sources say that Apple set a goal for its manufacturing partners to make nearly 100 million iPhone 7 devices by the end of 2016. Earlier prediction have been at 80-85 million iPhone 7 units. The actual demand for the iPhone 7 is expected to become clear after mid October, the sources said.
The iPhone 7 pre-order launched on Friday, September 9. T-Mobile and Sprint announced record breaking orders for the iPhone 7. Ordering an iPhone 7 requires patience. All models are at least delayed by 2 to 3 weeks. The Jet Black iPhone 7 and Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus are delayed even longer. The Jet Black iPhone 7 has a shipping time frame of 3 to 5 weeks. The Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus ships in November.
The iPhone 7 is the first iPhone that starts with 32GB and has now 3.5mm headphone jack. Feature highlights include A10 Fusion CPU, improved 12MP camera, dual lens camera in iPhone 7 Plus, 7MP FaceTime camera, new touch force touch home button, LTE Advanced with up to 450Mbps, water resistant, stereo speakers and iOS 10. The design is in line with the iPhone 6S, but has been improved. Especially in the Jet Black and Black color option, the iPhone 7 looks like made out of one piece.
The iPhone 7 will go on sale on Friday, September 16. Watch the first iPhone 7 commercial.