Apple iPhone 8 may face two-month delay

Dora Pope
April 25, 2017

This is getting serious: While Apple-related rumors are never to be fully trusted, we now have almost every credible source and leaker chirping in unison that Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 might be one or even two months late. According to Kou this Monday, Apple will not be able to launch the iPhone 8 until October or November 2017. This is year is special, because Apple is expected to launch a third new model of the iPhone, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its hero product. From what we've gathered thus far from the Apple rumor mill, the iPhone 8 will, without a doubt, be the most advanced iPhone ever released by a wide margin.

Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White has previously suggested that the OLED iPhone 8 could be delayed by several weeks, due to production challenges around Apple's next-generation camera.

Initial reports from Chinese-language Economic Daily News said the iPhone 8 is suffering from "technical issues". In that case, potential contribution starting late-2Q17 from OLED iPhone could be partially delayed by 3-6 months for related suppliers. Last week, Bloombergreported that the iPhone 8 could be delayed by "one or two months". The front and back of iPhone 8 will be made of 2.5D curved glass with metal frames. It is to come with a bezel-less edge-to-edge display with aluminium border and likely the same measurements as the current iPhones. Sadly, this leak shows a rear fingerprint sensor below the Apple logo, conflicting with earlier reports. According to this rumor, the tech company is having trouble getting supplies for the iPhone 8.

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Apple's largely popular iPhone device will be ten years old this year. Instead, we see Touch ID hardware at the bottom of the phone where the physical home button used to be, suggesting that Apple will be able to pull off its in-display fingerprint scanner after all.

The LCD-furnishing handsets are expected to be devalued by high-end users once the edge-to-edge designs take over the market, and this should only boost iPhone 8 demands. The most noticeable thing on the back is that there's nothing except for the vertical rectangle for the dual camera system. That's because Apple is reportedly planning to introduce an iPhone 7S at the same time.

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