Apple upbeat on iPhone 7 demand after Note 7 recall, increases order for parts

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Samsung is facing a redoubled threat from Apple, thanks to the recall of Galaxy Note 7.

According to reports, Apple has increased the order for iPhone 7 parts by 10 percent, hoping to lure many Samsung enthusiasts.

Sources from the the iPhone supply chain in Taiwan revealed to Digitimes on Apple’s additional 10% increase for parts and components.

Apple initially predicted the shipments of the new iPhone devices in the second half of 2016 to reach only 60%. The iPhone 6s sold around 30 million units a month in the second half of 2015.

On Wednesday, September 7, Apple is set to launch the iPhone 7 and an updated Apple Watch.

The iPhone 7 is expected to be powered by a 2.4GHz A10 chipset. According to leaked GeekBench score, the purported A10 chipset has already scored 3000 in single-core test.

Meanwhile, Apple is expected to keep the display sizes at 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch. Also, the phone will come in 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options.

Apart from Space Grey, Gold, Rose Gold and Silver, speculations are rife that there will be a fifth colour option — Space Black.

As for camera, Apple is reportedly retaining the same 12-megapixel image sensor available on iPhone 6s.

Apple is upbeat on the iPhone 7 demand, specially after Samsung announced on Friday that it would recall its Galaxy Note 7 model due to flaws in the battery.

Samsung will replace 2.5 million phones sent to stores and consumers in about 10 countries. The recall is a major blow to Samsung, which is not only facing stiff competition from Apple, but also Android rivals such as HTC, Lenovo and Huawei.

Samsung is currently the global leader in smartphone sales, selling 76.7 million in Q2 2016.

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