Apple Inc. (AAPL) Given a $165.00 Price Target at Nomura

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Given a $165.00 Price Target at Nomura

In others words, those speculations suggested that the original launch schedule of August-September wouldn't be followed this year.

Both Zhen Ding Technology and Kinsus Interconnect Technology, and battery supplier Simplo Technology, have reportedly managed to improve to the yield rates of SLP (substrate-like PCB) products which will allow for volume production of materials in June.

And, finally, the report claims that Apple's key iPhone contract manufacturers - Foxconn, Wistron, and Pegatron - "are accelerating the recruitment and training of new workers in China in preparation of the new iPhone".

Two new iPhone 8 rumours are swirling around; their source, a JP Morgan analyst. This is consistent with the fact that there have been several wildly different iPhone 8 concepts that have been leaked over the past few months.

The note to investors also mentions that the iPhone 8 chassis will be manufactured from stainless steel and glass.

This is later than Apple's typical iPhone releases, when the handsets hit store shelves in September.

According to White, iPhone 8, repatriation of foreign cash and new innovations could bring more good news for Apple shares.

All three variants are expected to feature wireless charging, and it won't just be limited to the higher-end iPhone 8, according to KGI's Ming Chi Kuo who is known to reveal accurate details about the device. "Corner-to-corner, the new screen will measure 5.85" up from 5.5" on the iPhone 7 Plus. The ball is now in Apple's court, and everyone in the consumer tech world is looking at the Cupertino-based tech giant to see what the iPhone 8 would be like. "But in general, we're seeing what we believe to be a pause in purchases on iPhone, which we believe are due to the earlier and much more frequent reports about future iPhones".

It will come powered by Apple's own SoC, and so expect the A11 chip. Until now, there has been a bottleneck with respect to the fingerprint sensors that Apple wanted to embed in the OLED panels that it is using for its edge-to-edge display on the 2017 iPhone.