For the second time in two months, Apple is cutting iPhone production, according to a new report from Nikkei. Citing sources with knowledge of the request, the outlet says Apple has asked its suppliers to produce 10% fewer handsets than originally planned for the January-March quarter.
All three iPhone models for 2018 will reportedly include 3D sensing for augmented reality and Face ID facial recognition. In order to avoid a repeat of last year’s mishap caused by the initial low yield rates on 3D sensor modules for iPhone X, Apple is said to be getting started on manufacturing earlier this year.
Dialog’s boss told German newspaper Euro am Sonntag that it expects Apple, its top customer, to use its power-management chips for a significant proportion of its devices in 2019 and 2020. In other words, Apple may continue to work with Dialog until its future chip designs are finished.