Apple is currently busy making sales of its iPhone X smartphone to the masses. The company’s 10th-anniversary-device will be seen reaching the end of life very soon. Ahead of this moment, the Cupertino technology giant has already begun trial production of its 2018 iPhone models. The program will reportedly start in the second quarter of this year.
The development is expected to help Apple suffer any possible supply mishap, similar to the kind that they ended up facing last year. As can be recalled, Apple wasn’t able to meet the production requirement in time because of slow manufacturing in 2017. Several rumors further indicate that Apple will include an update to the original 5.8-inch iPhone X smartphone, along with 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus as well as a cheaper 6.1-inch LCD iPhone smartphone.
“The early trial production of the 2018 iPhone lineup will help Apple push ahead its delivery schedule, as reported by DigiTimes – citing people working at some Taiwan-based IC design houses,” a report by Gadgets 360 suggests. Apart from this, it states that the components orders of the new iPhone series are producing at their usual pace. However, the upstream and downstream supply chains have speeded up.
Recently, a Bloomberg report quoted sources citing information about Apple’s upcoming iPad devices. It speculates that the tablets will be geared to target the educational market specifically. The sources did not give any information about the features of the device. However, it assumes that the features will add to the effort to improve the performance of the product.
The Cupertino technology giant is expected to upgrade the tablet from an A9 processor to the current hardware. Furthermore, it states that the device would conceivably add support for the Apple Pencil as well. The firm will choose between Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard. For those who are not aware, the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard have usually limited to the iPad Pro devices only.