APPLE CHANGES:The US device maker’s apparent trend away from metal in casings for new iPhones has brought speculation that Catcher may not get iPhone X orders
Date: Sep 16, 2017
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter
Metal casing supplier Catcher Technology Co (可成科技) yesterday defended its operational outlook amid market concerns regarding Apple Inc’s adoption of glass panels on both sides of its new iPhones, saying that it is still a major casing supplier to the US electronics giant.
“We are the client’s main casing supplier. The order allocation for Catcher will only go up, not down,” Catcher spokesman James Wu (巫俊毅) said in an interview with Unique Satellite TV.
The Tainan-based company has rarely spoken to local media regarding its operations, except at its regular earnings conferences.
However, concerns built up in the days before the launch of new iPhones on Tuesday as investors speculated that Catcher would not gain orders for the iPhone X — Apple’s most expensive model — and the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus as Apple moves away from full-metal casings to two-sided glass casings. [FULL STORY]