Apple’s iPhone 7, slated for launch in less than a month, is going to be “creative” on the camera and headphone jack compared to previous models. But it would be almost impossible to replicate the success of the previous models. Considering the weak sales of iPhone series through the last months, Apple is reportedly ordering much lower quantities to be prepared.
A recent report over at Digitimes suggests that Apple’s order volumes are 30 percent lower from the Taiwan suppliers than previously placed, while the company is seeking for as much as a 20 percent cut in pricing. TSMC and Largan Precision are lucky enough to be excluded from the demands. The original article figures it must be difficult for Apple to find alternative sources to get foundry services or high-end camera modules.
This request has been rejected by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and associated companies under the Foxconn Group which claim there is no way they can accept orders without reasonable profits.
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