It’s only been about a month since the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Unfortunately, sales have not been as brisk as Apple had expected. Phone Arena has the news.
“According to Pacific Crest Securities chip analyst John Vinh, Apple has reduced component orders by about 15% following weaker-than-expected sales in the week following the launch. This information was allegedly obtained from multiple sources within the chip-making industry.”
Phone Arena adds that Vinh’s company now expects Apple to sell 67 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus units in the fourth quarter of 2015. While that number would be great for any other company, it’s significantly below what analysts have expected. However, nobody should be shocked since both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus aren’t huge upgrades from the previous generation of iPhones. Apple’s new smartphones also haven’t been universally praised like they have in the past.
“The iPhone 7 is likely to get a substantial physical redesign after the largely identical iPhone 6/6s generations. It’s too early to know what direction Apple will pick, but it’s likely to be thinner than ever: putting the ‘cut-down headphone socket’ patent into action would be one way to help achieve this.”
MacWorld UK adds that the battery life may increase slightly in both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Unfortunately, the source believes that there is only a slight possibility of a screen resolution upgrade. The current iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have screens that are very outdated when compared to smartphones from Samsung, LG and Sony.
According to VentureBeat, Intel has over 1,000 people working on chips for the upcoming iPhones.
“Intel now has a thousand people or more working to outfit a 2016 iPhone with its lauded 7360 LTE modem chip, sources say. If all goes well, Intel may end up providing both the modem and the fabrication for a new Apple system on a chip.”
The article goes on to add that sources close to the matter say Intel is pulling out the stops to supply the modems for at least some of the iPhone units that Apple manufactures in 2016. The collaboration between Apple and Intel should turn a lot of heads.
Let’s hope that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus don’t generate as many problems for users as the current iPhone 6s and 6s Plus do. Many are still complaining about battery life, poor software updates, LTE problems, etc. Twitter is still running afloat with disappointed iPhone users.
The Express has even joined the new iPhone bashing brigade. Author Aaron Brown says a new Apple bug is causing the iPhones to expand apps and causing many of the app windows to be too big to use.
“Those unlucky enough to be suffering from the bug have been left unable to access and use key parts of the affected app as the US is cut-off by the sides of the display. Forums are now filling up with Apple iPhone 6S owners moaning about the latest issue,” claims Brown.
Let’s hope the iPhone 6s and 6s problems are fixed soon and don’t hurt Apple’s brand. Do you own any of the new Apple iPhones and are you experiencing problems? Let us know in the comments section.
[Feature photo by Daryl Deino]