Apple has been in the smartphone game for a long time now, and with each new launch comes new expectations of superseding the previous iPhone. Most consumers would assume that after all of this experience, Apple should have no excuse for any production issues. Unfortunately things can be a lot more complicated. Because iPhones use materials and components sourced from a huge variety of manufacturers it’s very easy for there to be slight hiccups somewhere along the production line.
Apple definitely have become more experienced in planning ahead but production issues can’t always be avoided. Could there be potential iPhone 7S production issues? We think there could be, and if there were, any of these things below could become an outcome.
Potential Delays for iPhone 7S Production
The first thing that could happen in the case of iPhone 7S production issues is that Apple may push back the release date of the new iPhone. This option is the most unlikely because Apple have been very on the ball with past iPhone releases. In fact, Apple’s release pattern has become very predictable because they have managed to release a new smartphone on the same week each September for the past.
In fact, Apple has been so accurate with their last five iPhone releases that every single new iPhone has released on the third Friday of September.
Chance of potential delays: Very unlikely
Lack of Stock
If there are any production issues high up in the chain of manufacturing, such as for iPhone chassis or for iPhone display panels then a lack of stock may be an issue for Apple. Another problem is that Apple has since regained a lot of popularity and as a result Apple may undershoot with their sales predictions.
Both of these instances could end with a lack of stock and finding a new iPhone 7S after the first week of sales in September could prove to be very challenging. Out of all of the potential outcomes of any production issues, this is the most likely.
Chance of lack of stock: Fairly likely
Poor Quality Products
If one of Apple’s manufacturers cannot provide enough of a certain component for a new iPhone release then Apple may have to resort to using a cheaper, easier to obtain material. For example, if Apple attempts to use sapphire glass for the iPhone 7S display panel, but manufacturers cannot provide enough sapphire displays for the iPhone 7S, then Apple may be forced to use a cheaper glass. In most cases, Apple will try their best to use the best quality products they can so the chance of this happening is quite unlikely.
Chance of poor quality products: Unlikely