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iPhone 16 trial production to start in Chengdu, China this December​

By Soumyakanti

Oct 5, 2023

According to the tipster, Apple has established a sample production line in Chengdu, China. The leaked timeline suggests that domestic contract manufacturers could begin producing engineering prototypes as early as December. Subsequently, supplier integration and debugging activities are anticipated to take place in March or April of the following year.

The iPhone 15 series, which is already available to consumers, has received mixed reviews, with some critics noting its lack of significant innovation, reports of overheating issues, and concerns about limited changes compared to previous models. Apple appears to be facing increasing competition, especially in the software department, as some basic features available on Android devices are not yet on iOS. Consumers are seeking more from Apple.

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However, the upcoming iPhone 16 series, expected to launch next year, holds promise for reinvigorating Apple’s reputation for innovation. This new lineup is expected to feature four models: iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max. These forthcoming models are anticipated to bring significant changes and improvements to the table.

According to past reports, the iPhone 16 is set to introduce a significant design innovation with its borderless design, which aims to reduce borders and enhance the screen-to-body ratio for a wider and more immersive viewing experience. Additionally, the iPhone 16 is expected to utilize new materials to make the phone lighter and thinner while improving durability and grip. While they used Titanium this year on Pro models, it may have resulted in some overheating issues, prompting the need for further refinement.

On the technical side, tipster Mobile Chip Expert has provided insights into the upcoming iPhone 16’s specifications. The base model is expected to feature the A17 chip using the N3E process, mirroring Apple’s recent introduction of the A17 Pro chip for its Pro models. This differentiation between Pro and standard chips might be a cornerstone of Apple’s future strategies.

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Additionally, the iPhone 16 is anticipated to incorporate thinner printed circuit boards (PCBs) made from RCC adhesive-backed copper foil, replacing the former flexible copper substrate.

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This modification could make the device slimmer and pave the way for hardware enhancements such as a larger screen for the Pro models.

 
Chengdu also has an Iphone factory? how many Iphone factories in China, I only know Zhengzhou factory, the biggest Iphone factory in the world.
 
Don't know why Apple chooses Chengdu for iphone 16 production instead of Zhengzhou...

Apple relies heavily on Foxconn's Zhengzhou facility for iPhone production. The factory is responsible for 70 per cent of global iPhone shipments. Last year 80% of iPhone 14 models were made in Zhengzhou, which has been dubbed "iPhone City".
 
Just hope they don't announce the iPhone 16 during their March event

I bought the iPhone 15 on 20th October replacing my 3 yr old iPhone 12

I tried the 15pro
but couldn't really justify spending extra 220 usd on a 120 hertz display and A17 chipset, and I have never been a fan of the Triple camera set up of apple ,
 
Don't know why Apple chooses Chengdu for iphone 16 production instead of Zhengzhou...

I had mentioned this earlier in some post here, there is a new rumour in social media. Most likely BYD will take up some Apple iPhone manufacturing. BYD electronics recently acquired Jabil manufacturing. They have manufacturing base in Chengdu. This could be an indication of what I mentioned.

PS., China doesn't seem too happy with Foxconn now.
 
I had mentioned this earlier in some post here, there is a new rumour in social media. Most likely BYD will take up some Apple iPhone manufacturing. BYD electronics recently acquired Jabil manufacturing. They have manufacturing base in Chengdu. This could be an indication of what I mentioned.

PS., China doesn't seem too happy with Foxconn now.

Seems like I was correct, BYD Electronics got contract for iPhone 16 manufacturing.
 
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