KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in his latest note issued to investors note that the mass production of the OLED iPhone 8 will be delayed to October-November. This is a significant delay as Apple usually starts mass producing iPhones in August/September.
iPhone 8 Release Date, News and Rumors
Apple’s plans for Touch ID in the upcoming and oft-rumored iPhone 8 seem to be in flux, with the company allegedly working towards one goal, but perhaps being forced to go another route.
One of the biggest storylines from the iPhone 7 launch was that, as had been heavily rumored for months, Apple did indeed remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the smartphone lineup.
Corroborating previous reports and rumors, Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on the biggest iPhone overhaul on its tenth anniversary. The Cupertino company is planning on launching three new iPhones this year, with two of them being upgrades to the existing model. The third variant will a new top-of-the-line variant with a completely new look and features.
Some of the rumors swirling around the still unofficial iPhone 8 refuse to die down. Instead they simply take a month, or two, off before resurfacing.
The iPhone 8 is expected to arrive sometime later this year, but leading up to that arrival date there is a lot of back-and-forth going on.
The Apple iPhone 8 is all that people talk about these days, and with good reason. If reports are to be believed, the new iPhone will bring some massive design changes to the fore. Foremost among them being a completely narrowed down front bezel. A couple of schematics posted online suggest exactly this.
Even analysts, depending on how far away an iPhone launch is, can’t always agree on what Apple is planning on doing.