Apple Leasing Equipment to Suppliers to Make Sure Key iPhone 8 Components Get Made

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Apple recently purchased expensive production equipment to produce the rigid flexible printed circuit board for the iPhone 8, reports The Korea Herald. Apple doesn’t plan to use the equipment itself, but is instead leasing it to suppliers to ensure it can get the components it needs for the iPhone 8 amid rumors of production difficulties.

The equipment cost Apple “tens of millions of dollars” and will be used to create the aforementioned circuit boards, which are a key component that connect parts like the iPhone’s display and camera. A rigid flexible printed circuit board (or RFPCB), which combines both flexible and rigid technologies in a single board to conserve spac…
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A Supplier’s production schedule reveals approximate timing of iPhone 8 launch

A Supplier’s production schedule reveals approximate timing of iPhone 8 launch

The iPhone 8 is said to come with a new edge-to-edge TrueTone OLED display. Apple has always stuck to a September release for its new smartphone flagships, however analyst reports suggest development has been held up by slower deliveries of custom made …
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