TrendForce: global iPhone production volume for 2017 to increase by 5.6% annually

In anticipation of Apple unveiling its 10th anniversary iPhone models later today, TrendForce predicts that the global smartphone production volume for 2017 will reach around 1.4 billion units, representing an annual increase of 4.8%. The market intelligence firm forecasts that global production volume of iPhone devices (including all previous models) for 2017 will total around 227.5 million units, representing an annual increase of 5.6%.

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TrendForce says that, among the three 10th anniversary iPhone models that will be released, the premium 5.8-inch model will come with an AMOLED display. The introduction of an AMOLED iPhone will help expedite the AMOLED adoption in the smartphone market. TrendForce forecasts that around 43% of smartphones shipped worldwide in 2020 will feature the AMOLED display.