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Highlights of the day: Apple likely to see significant sales for iPhone 12 family
DIGITIMES staff

Apple's new 5G smartphone series is expected to see significant sales momentum, with shipments for iPhone 12 devices standing a chance of hitting as many as 80 million units by the end of 2020, although the US vendor is looking to build an inventory of 71-75 million units for this year. Foxconn is the major assembler for the iPhone 12 series. The Taiwanese ecosystem remains a major partner for Apple, as its PCB makers will supply 60% of the SLPs for th enew iPhones.

Shipments of iPhone 12 lineup may top 80 million units by year-end 2020: Shipments of Apple's just-unveiled iPhone 12 lineup may reach as high as 80 million units by year-end 2020, as the vendor's more affordable pricing strategy is likely to entice users with older iPhones to upgrade, according to market observers.

Foxconn remains major iPhone assembler: Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) has secured the bulk of orders for the new iPhone 12 series and will see its shipments for the new Apple smartphones peak through the first quarter of 2021, according to market sources.

Taiwan PCB makers obtain 60% of SLP orders for new iPhones: Zhen Ding Technology, Compeq Manufacturing and Unimicron Technology have together landed nearly 60% of total substrate-like PCB (SLP) orders placed by Apple for its new iPhone 12 series, according to industry sources.

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