Apple insider delivers the worst possible news about the iPhone 8
Apr 25 2017 by Bridget Leonard
Whether iPhone loyalists will be willing to buy a 7s until they've at least had the chance to play with the 10th anniversary iPhone 8 remains to be seen. For that fancy new iPhone 8, however, it looks like most people will have to wait. The front-facing camera might also gain a second lens.
However, MacRumors says Microgadget.com's report is questionable since it's unusual for supply chain insider information to go against what's already been established by leaks at this point when production is about to start.
This isn't the first time we've heard the iPhone 8 won't ship until October or November. The display is also curved. It suggests that Apple remains committed to launching a forward-looking iPhone, even if that means a slight delay is necessary. Reputable Apple analyst KGI Ming-Chi Kuo has also weighed in today, reporting that mass production of the OLED iPhone will likely be pushed back to October/November, instead of the normal August/September timeframe for new iPhone launches. Once this OLED iPhone is out, it'll likely suffer from supply shortages according to Kuo. The world's most valuable tech company is apparently having a pilot study of the dual-lenses for the selfie shooter, an upgrade from the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which have single camera sensor. Apple may be resorting to such a design to commemorate a decade of iPhones by releasing a new model that is in line with the original design.
As more alleged design schematics and dummy models of the "iPhone 8" leak online, one of the biggest questions remains the smartphone's actual launch date. While we know that the iPhone 8 will come with a 5.8-inch OLED display, multiple design renderings that surfaced in the last two weeks have given a clearer picture of the design of the new iPhone. This is in case the new technology involved in the radical new designing is not ready in time for production en masse within the given time period.
Apple is expected to compensate for the delay by releasing three iPhones this September as rumored. A number of other new features are anticipated, like the 3-D camera and possibly a fingerprint reader that's embedded in the display.