A new report by the research arm of Apple has revealed that Australia will soon see the world’s first iPhone 7 smartphone and that Apple has started production of the first iPhones in Australia.
In a press release on Tuesday, the research firm, IDC, said Apple is “engaging with the Australian manufacturing industry to ensure it can quickly deliver the best-in-class iPhone 7, iPhone 7s and iPhone SE” in Australia, citing the company’s “close relationship” with the company.
“Australia is an important market for Apple, with a population of around 10 million people,” the release said.
“We expect that Apple will deliver iPhone 7 devices in Australia and deliver iPhone SE devices in the coming months.”IDC, however, also revealed that the iPhone 7 will not be available in Australia until the second half of 2017.
“The iPhone 7 in Australia will be released in March 2018,” it said.
The iPhone SE will be available from the first quarter of 2019, the report added.
Apple is expected to begin production of its next-generation iPhone in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide in early 2019.
The iPhone 8 will be launched in early 2020, the company said.
Apple previously said it was planning to begin mass production of iPhones in China in the second quarter of 2020.