Every fall, Apple devotes a significant amount of resources to the release of a new iPhone model. This year’s model, the iPhone 14, appears to have reached a vital stage in the manufacturing process.
The new design has been put into OEM test production, according to UDN. This is when the item is made in small quantities for final testing. The purpose of the trial production procedure is to ensure that the new iPhone model’s design can be built and to address any potential issues before mass production begins.
In mid- to late-February, Apple usually conducts production trials. This is a procedure in which Luxshare assembly partners are frequently involved. The assembly partner usually creates a bill of materials for the project, which can be reused in future manufacturing, and calibrates the test machine to ensure quality.
Luxshare, on the other hand, is said to have yet to be granted production service orders. This raises the possibility that Apple has altered its manufacturing process this year. Luxshare has acquired the first manufacturing order for the iPhone 13 Pro, with roughly 3% of orders expected in 2021.
Luxshare is unlikely to be extensively involved in the production of the Pro version, given manufacturing services orders are intended to be a signal of future orders from Apple. Rather, the company will focus on the regular iPhone 14 model.
Luxshare is estimated to have assembled approximately 6.5 million iPhone handsets and nearly 3% of OEM orders in 2021.
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, which are slated to be released in the fall, are rumored to have considerable design modifications such as a smaller camera protrusion and the removal of the notch in favor of a punch-hole camera.