IPhone 8 mass production to be Pushed Back on October, November

Yolanda Curtis
April 25, 2017

Moreover, if what we are seeing in the images is indeed the gen-next iPhone 8 smartphone, it does not feature a Touch-ID home button in the front, like Apple always used to. Most customers who want the new iPhone will simply buy it when it is finally available even if that means early 2018.

Apple is reportedly testing a number of new technologies for its impending flagship smartphone, the iPhone 8, according to multiple sources. These iPhone models will comprise of the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus and a brand new iPhone with a curved OLED screen.

"The processing chip running the phones, Apple's custom A11, is also being manufactured on new 10-nanometer scale equipment, further complicating matters", the report quoted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo as saying.

According to Bloomberg, the highly anticipated iPhone 8 will be delayed because of supply restrictions.

Right up until the device is officially announced by Apple, we'll all get to sift through rumor upon rumor about what the next iPhone will be.

Looks like the rumors regarding the iPhone 8 are not going to stop anytime soon. Various analysts and leakers have pointed to delays in production due to difficulty integrating the Touch ID sensor under the display. Here's hoping rumours of Apple suffering supply chain issues aren't so spot on so we see this new model appear by September.

On a similar note, a report surfaced a few weeks ago claiming that the supplier responsible for churning out the iPhone 8's advanced 3D camera modules will need more time to ramp up supply to meet exceedingly high demand.

Kuo's report, like the others, suggests that Apple will launch an iPhone 7s and an iPhone 7s Plus in September, when it usually upgrades its iPhones, but that the most high-end version of the device won't launch until a month or two later.

With no sign of that much mooted rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, it's unclear where the iPhone 8's biometric sensor will be placed.

However, it was revealed last week that iOS users should expect to pay a hefty price tag for their next iPhone.

How Will The iPhone 8 Delay Affect Apple?

Taking into account these developments, KGI Securities has lowered its shipment forecast (including the iterative 7S models as well as the all-new iPhone 8) from 110 million down to 80-90 million units.

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