Worries about an iPhone delay are growing by the week

Yolanda Curtis
July 17, 2017

As Shen relates, the "yield" at Apple's contract manufacturers, Foxconn and Pegatron, "have not yet reached level that warrant mass production" of the device.

Huberty said her firm's checks with Apple's suppliers indicate that Apple's OLED-screen 11th-generation smartphone, the rumored iPhone 8, will ship in October instead of the usual mid-to-late-September window.

Estimation is even bleaker for the OLED iPhone, as mass production for this particular version has been pushed back to November-December, shipping only in small volumes initially.

With AAPL looking to impress consumers, re-assure investors and outdo the competition with a statement device, iPhone 8 rumors have been flying for months.

The iPhone 8 has not only been the most anticipated smartphone of 2017 but also the most leaked iPhone ever.

The CAD file renderings clearly confirm a few of the rumoured specifications for the iPhone 8, including the bezel-less 5.8in display with a cut-out for accommodating the front-facing selfie camera.

The report says that the new 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch phones are expected to ramp up in August, a month behind the normal new iPhone production timelines. While 2-dimensional renders are nice, it's now time to check on Apple's upcoming new iPhone 8 in 3D.

A couple of things stand out about the photos, namely that - if accurate, and as with all rumours, we stress this is a big "if" - they show the iPhone 8 adopting a vertical dual-camera configuration on the rear.

In other Apple news, SVP Johny Srouji sold 10,000 shares of Apple stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 22nd. The iPhone 8 is an entirely different beast though, and it should definitely satisfy all the Apple fans out there who have grown exhausted of the company's current design, which dates back to 2014.

The OLED iPhone is expected to have a screen the covers almost the entire front of the phone. Equities research analysts expect that Apple Inc. will post $8.92 EPS for the current year. We've been hearing numerous reports that suggest Apple is struggling to get its new phones ready for the fall launch. This also raises the question about what kind of play in the AR space that Apple could have up their sleeve.

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