One thing that no one wants when it comes to iPhone 8 release is a delayed launch. However now it seems more likely than not that Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone might not launch in the month of September. Not just the iPhone 8 but other devices that includes iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are also said to get delayed.
What’s fueling these rumors are the reports coming from the heart of Apple’s supply chain, where sources are claiming the mass production of the highly anticipated smartphones has yet to start. The report comes from Economic Daily News, which claims that the mass production of ‘s’ models might not start until August, whereas the iPhone 8, which is expected to sport an edge-to-edge OLED 5.8-inch display may not become available for purchase until November.
The report also notes that Foxconn will be making the iPhone 8 model whereas Pegatron will be responsible for 4.7-inch iPhone 7s. Another company called Wistron will be making the 5.5-inch iPhone 7s. The production output at both Foxconn and Pegatron has not entered the ‘mass production’ stage, which is interesting as it was previously thought that Apple will be able to at least deliver LCD based 7s and 7s Plus models at usual schedule. Now it seems like they will also see a delayed launch.
In addition to the report from Economic Daily News, Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty has also claimed that the delay in iPhone 8’s launch seems unavoidable. Huberty believes that this may end up being a good thing for Apple since iPhone 8 demand will be pushed into first two quarters of 2018. She thinks that this year’s major hardware upgrades that include OLED display, wireless charging and 3D Sensors for AR are the reasons why the iPhone 8 might launch in October rather than in September. (via 9to5Mac)