Apple reportedly boosts component orders for the iPhone 7

Apple has boosted its part and component orders for iPhone 7 devices, with order visibility for the fourth quarter 20-30% higher than expected, reports Digitimes, citing sources from Taiwan-based touch panel makers TPK Holding and General Interface Solution (GIS).

A subsidiary of Foxconn, GIS is expected to see revenues grow significantly in quarter four, say sources. TPK, on the other hand, says touch panel orders from major clients haven't been completely fixed. Shipments of the iPhone 7 devices from device manufacturers are expected to reach 80-84 million units in the second half of 2016, compared to 85-90 million iPhone 6s shipped in the latter half of 2015, according to DigiTimes.