Wednesday, May 28, 2014

iPHONE 6 AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

What will be the supply chain issues and stories with the iPhone 6 and Foxconn?


Foxconn has strong signal for iPhone 6

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Foxconn is set to become the major contract manufacturer of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, cornering 70 percent of the production orders. Also, Taiwan's DigiTimes reported yesterday, Foxconn will be the only manufacturer of the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 - the second version in the batch of smartphones expected to hit the streets by year's end. Analysts expect the 5.5 inch version to retail for US$100 (HK$778) more than the 4.7 inch. Foxconn's plants in Zengzhou will supply the 4.7 inch phone as early as July, reaching stores in autumn. The 5.5 inch units go into production in August. Taiwan-based Pegatron and Wistron will assemble the remaining 30 percent of the 4.7 inch iPhone 6.
 

Foxconn recorded a 13-percent rise in net profit to US$3.5 billion in the last financial year, with over 40 percent of the company's revenue derived from Apple Inc. Shares of Foxconn unit FIH Mobile (2038) rose 2.4 percent to HK$4.26 yesterday. CINDY NG