Another update has made its way through the fast waves of the internet. It is said that Apple will be giving the iPhone 8 a redesign. This will not only be a change in its internal design, but also in its physical design.
New iPhone 8 Redesign
Sources close to the flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) makers Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect told Digitimes that the two tech companies are looking forward to Apple’s orders for FPCB products. Apple may equip these FPCB materials into products with OLED displays which may be part of the rumored iPhone devices.
Flexium Interconnect is a supplier to Apple for FPCB orders. The FPCBs have been used in making the two iPhone 7 devices, the various MacBooks and iPads. The company gained revenues of NT$17.195 billion for January to November last year. This sale is considered smaller as compared to last year’s sales.
On the other hand, Zhen Ding Technology also garnered revenues of NT$73.468 billion on the same period as Flexium Interconnect. The sales went down 8.39% from a year earlier.
Zhen Ding Technology and Flexium Interconnect may reportedly have weak revenue performances for the first few months of 2017. The main reason for this is because the demand for iPhone 7 will start to slow down at that time of the year. The two companies will only regain high revenue if Apple starts to design and release the smartphone for sale.
What is Being Developed
The report by Digitimes also mentioned that Flexium Interconnect is currently developing important components for the orders for Apple’s iPhone 8 starting mid-year of 2017. However, it is still not established whether Zhen Ding Technology will be making components for the 8th iPhone variant with the OLED display.
Apple is expected to launch three iPhones next year, including the brand new iPhone 8 and two other iPhone versions that will be reportedly called the “iPhone 7s” and the “iPhone 7s Plus.”