The iPhone 7 Faces More Supply Problems As SK Hynix Fails Apple RAM Certifications

Ramish Zafar
Posted Aug 28, 2016
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Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have seen leaks and rumors covering nearly every aspect. From design to renders, the iPhone 7 has been a regular feature of the rumor mill for the better part of this year. News and rumors from Apple’s supply chain in China have provided us with a lot of details for the upcoming devices. Today, there’s some more information courtesy of folks over at DRAMeXchange. While Apple might have run into some earlier problems for the iPhone 7 Plus’ dual camera, looks like that won’t be the last of Cupertino’s problems. Take a look below to find out more.

SK Hynix Fails To Make DRAM Deliveries To Apple; Cupertino Forced To Shift Towards Micron And Samsung

While the iPhone might look to be quite simple at the front end, behind the scenes there are countless forces that are at work. After all, an iPhone is nothing more than a summation of the different hardware components under its casing. This year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus haven’t been seeing optimistic news from the rumor mill when it comes to supply issues. Not only have Apple’s suppliers refused to lower prices, but current information also suggests that Cupertino’s facing component supply problems.

Today, some more information has surfaced which doesn’t paint a bright picture for the devices expected to be launched next month. One of Apple’s key RAM suppliers SK Hynix has allegedly run into some problems. According to folks over at DRAMeXchange, SK Hynix has failed to meet Apple’s certifications. This, has forced Cupertino to consider other manufacturers the likes of Samsung and Micron in order to make up for this shortage in supply.

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In fact, these supply issues won’t be over quickly either. They will last well into Q1 2017, which isn’t good news for the iPhone. Micron’s receiving the bulk of orders for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. This is due to the fact that Samsung already accounts for nearly half of the pair’s orders. This has resulted in an expansion of production capacity to 80,000 units, all based on 20nm. All this doesn’t spell out easy times ahead for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.

Cupertino’s flagships for this year have started to see an increasing amount of supply problems. These, coupled with minimal upgrades just might not cut it for the company. It won’t be long till we get to see the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus launched by Apple. Things will become clear in less than a month. Till then, stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below. We’ll keep you updated on the latest.

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