Chip makers have relied heavily on Apple on account that the company requires a substantial yield of chips to be placed inside its large shipment of iPhones and iPad devices in a 12-month period. However, such orders have slowed down, and we can only assume that the overwhelming competition has finally made a dent in the tech giant’s armor.
Chip Orders From Apple Have Slowed Down This Quarter Compared To Previous Years
Industry sources have stated that chip orders from Apple have been relatively slow in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the same quarter in previous years, and this has primarily to do with the poor sales of vendor’s existing iPhone and iPad devices. Apart from this, there is no sign of a substantial rise in chip orders from Apple for the third quarter, despite the fact that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are going to bring more features than their predecessors during the month of September when they get officially announced.
We have high hopes from iPhone 7 Plus since it is expected that the upcoming phone will feature a touch-sensitive home button, along with a waterproof chassis. The last time a feature like this was reported, details were extremely scarce, other than the fact that there was going to be a rubber seal present at the outline of the smartphone body in order to prevent water from seeping, which is kind of like what you see in GoPro waterproof housings.
One huge upgrade that we are expecting from an iPhone 7 Plus is that is expected to come with a 3,100mAh battery, which is huge even by Apple standards, along with an on-board storage increased to 256GB. We expect that 256GB will be nice little upgrade for those who have capped their 128GB internal memory (for a premium price obviously).
iPhone 7 Plus has all the natural benefits to pack in a larger battery capacity, and thanks to a reported ‘bezel-less’ display, both handsets are expected to be even more appealing than their previous generation counterparts. Moreover, the upcoming products are expected to be incorporated with EMI shielding technology.
Let us hope that Apple keeps the pricing of iPhone 7 Plus at the same range as its predecessor, otherwise, we are not too sure how many consumers would be enticed to purchasing the upcoming flagship.