Apple AirPods and Apple Watch provider Luxshare has received its first orders to fabricate the forthcoming “iPhone 13,” alongside common assembler Foxconn.
Backing up earlier claims that Luxshare tackle iPhone meeting, a brand new report says that it’s going to particularly produce the “iPhone 13 Professional.” Whereas Apple is continuous with its common suppliers, resembling Foxconn, it has reportedly tapped Luxshare to make as much as 3% of the overall orders for the mannequin.
Neither Apple nor Luxshare has commented, however Nikkei Asia says that an unspecified rival producer has responded.
“Though Luxshare solely makes a small proportion of iPhones this 12 months, we won’t let our guard down,” an unnamed senior govt instructed the publication. “If we do not strengthen our competitiveness, in the end they would be the main supply.”
It is uncommon for a brand new producer to be taken on with the launch of a brand new, premium iPhone. Extra often, corporations begin by making older fashions.
Nonetheless, Luxshare has been working towards getting this order from Apple. In 2020, the corporate purchased one in every of Wistron’s iPhone manufacturing crops.