According to the Nikkei, Apple recently requested its suppliers to lower deliveries of iPhone products by 20% for its up-coming iPhones to unveil later this year in September. So, it is clear now that this year, the American tech giant Apple doesn’t want to play a risky game like last year it played with its exclusive iPhone X estimated to sale close to 100 million units around the worldwide but at the end of the year the phone reached 77.31 million shipments for the October-December quarter. However, the report indicated that this year the expected numbers for iPhones would be 80 million, or similar to last year’s performance.
By the way, based on rumors, the Cupertino-based company plans to launch all together three phones this year which respectively two of them would features with an OLED panel, while the last one would be with an LCD and interestingly, all of the 2018 iPhones will have FaceUnlock along with TrueDepth technology that was initially introduced in iPhone X.
Most probably, from the next month, the OLED panel’s iPhones would start to assemble. A supply chain source told the Asian news agency that Apple asked for Foxconn and Pegatron to begin assembly in July for the OLED devices. Oh, one more thing, Apple’s rival Samsung is supplying the majority portion of the OLED display while JDI and LG Display will split the LCD orders.