iPhone 7 Facing Supply Shortages
new report out of Apple’s supply chain is hint that company “may need to contend with supply shortage” for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, citing vague issues with “faulty components” as central problem (via Nikkei).
If Apple sticks to it launch schedule from last year, there may not be enough supply at beginning, as some suppliers are still trying to fix low yield rates of their components,” an industry source familiar with issue said.
Apple is said to be stay close to its launch schedule from last year, which could lead to low supply “during first round of rollout,” resulting in low yield rates, higher costs for manufacturers- subsequently less volume to deliver to customers. Yuanta Investment Consulting analyst Jeff Pu believes total iPhone 7 builds to be 10 million less than that of the iPhone 6s last year.