A new report from Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang claims that iPhone 8 might get a delayed launch. According to the analyst the most anticipated model of the iPhone could be launched after iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, a claim that has been made before by others.
So when will the iPhone 8 launch? According to the analyst its release date could be pushed to as far as late October. This could be caused due to production issues related to steel metal frame of the device. Zhang’s report corroborates a claim from WSJ, which also stated that iPhone 8’s launch could be delayed until October. WSJ in its report cited different reasons for the delay though, noting that the delay is caused due to device’s OLED display.
If this report is to be believed then iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will all be announced on September 12 event, however Apple will only launch the 7s and 7s Plus on schedule, most probably within 2 weeks after the announcement. Then in late October company will start selling the iPhone 8, which is said to feature an edge-to-edge OLED display, wireless charging, facial recognition, better cameras with superior Augmented Reality support and more. (Source)