For many years Foxconn was the exclusive assembler for the iPhone Pro line. with future generations trend force The iPhone 15 Pro Max – or iPhone 15 Ultra – will also reportedly be assembled by Luxshare.
Before that, Apple could ask Luxshare or another of its manufacturers to produce some of the iPhone 14 Pro models so they can meet the standards expected by the Cupertino company. That said, TrendForce notes that Luxhares only produces Apple-related accessories in Vietnam, and that its iPhone factories are in China, so Apple wanted an alternative to assemble its most in-demand phones without changing countries. says there is.
(…) Apple has also decided to adopt Luxshare as one of the assemblers for the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro Max. However, Luxshare’s only iPhone assembly factory is in China. In Vietnam, Luxshare has a factory where his Apple-related accessories are assembled, but the company currently has no plans to set up a new iPhone production line there.
The report also shows the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak at the Zhengzhou factory as the estimated shipments of iPhone 14 devices in 2022 have been lowered to 78.1 million units. Previously, Apple was expected to ship 80-85 million units this year. TrendForce’s expectations are still better than those shared by Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple analysts expect to ship around 70-75 million iPhones during 2022.
iPhone 1 5 Pro Max or iPhone 15 Ultra?
This isn’t the point of the report, but it’s interesting that TrendForce refers to the larger iPhone 15 Pro model as the “Max.” According to recent rumors, this iteration will be called the iPhone 15 Ultra and will match the Apple Watch Ultra series.
Additionally, the rumored iPhone 15 Ultra could feature a titanium finish, another feature that stands out from the regular and Pro lines.
We’re still nine months away from the next iPhone event, so a lot could change in the meantime.