The company wants to have enough devices for a massive late 2018 launch.
Last year, Apple delayed the market launch of its most interesting device – the iPhone X. Around one month, the company struggled to ramp up production and meet the demand, which resulted in lower-than-expected orders and sales of iPhones. This year, Cupertino is planning three new iPhones for 2018, if not counting the possible iPhone SE successor in the Spring.
Along with the second generation of iPhone X, Apple is working on a larger model with the same design, which may be called the iPhone X Plus. According to sources close to the supply chain, the company wants to begin trial production for all new models by mid-2018. The reason is simple – Apple wants to secure enough stock for pre-orders and launch without significant delays.
DigiTimes reveals that this year, the order prospects look more optimistic, and the manufacturing partners will be able to meet the deadlines.
iPhone X Plus may have a 6.5-inch OLED display, A12 processor and new AR features. Read more about the device in our dedicated iPhone X Plus page with the latest rumors and news.