Well, that’s something you don’t hear everyday!
As probably all of you who have been keeping an eye on Apple-related news over the years know, almost every year there are multiple reports stemming from supply chain sources (or analysts) claiming that Apple and its suppliers are facing yield issues with various components for the next gen iPhones or iPads (not to mention the Watch). We’re not saying these reports are fake because its not easy pushing hardware boundaries almost every two years (especially if we’re talking about the iPhone series) but some of them are clearly exaggerating.
However, things have reportedly taken a turn for the better this year, as a new report claims that for the first time in history (our assumption) yield rate for next gen iPhone(s) components is better than expected. What could this mean? Join us after the break for the answer.
According to a new report originating from Apple’s supply chain, yield for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus components is so good that it would allow Apple to bring the release date for this year’s iPhone lineup forward to August (from September, like we’ve gotten used to). Could this be a coincidence that another rumor is claiming that Samsung intends to release the Galaxy Note 5 as early as July?
The insiders who have provided this report are also claiming that Apple has recently begun to massively increase component orders which, if true, is either an indication that the company is indeed gearing up for an earlier release or that it expects to set a new sales record.
However, if you’re entertaining the idea that Apple might release iPhone 6s and 6s Plus earlier than expected, don’t get your hopes up too much. Even if the hardware will be ready for an August release, the software might not be. Usually, Apple releases its next iOS version to developers soon after WWDC (which will take place between 8 and 12th of June ) and then uses the feedback to further tweak and improve the iOS. This being said and knowing Apple’s obsession for fine tuning we’re not sure that the company will have enough time to bring iOS 9 to its standards until “early August”. But that’s just our opinion and we’ve seen stranger things happening.
So, what do you think? Would you like to get your hands on the iPhone 6s line-up earlier than expected? Check out what the duo is rumored to be bringing to the table.