An endless number of Apple’s iPhone 8 rumors have been making their way online since the past a few months. By now, unless you are a big fan of the smartphone, you must have got exasperated from its leaks coming out quite often. So, when do you think iPhone 8 may be released? Well, recently reports indicated that iPhone 8 doesn’t seem like hitting the stores until 2018.
Leaks speculated that due to some production issues, iPhone 8 might get pushed off to October and November – signs came from Ming-Chi Kuo, the reliable KGI Securities analyst. But now according to the new reports, iPhone 8 may not even release by the end of the year 2017.
“Key component shortages and technical challenges could delay the release of a high-end iPhone 8 device this fall”, reported analysts at Deutsche Bank.
In addition to it, ValueWalk recently stated that “Apple won’t be releasing the iPhone 8 this year, based on an apparent lack of orders for packaging materials. The iPhone 7s, an incremental improvement on the iPhone 7 launched in 2016, will arrive on schedule in autumn 2017”.
IPhone 8 is more likely to feature nearly a bezel-free look with an upgraded OLED screen which will offer much brighter images than the LCD screens which Apple has been using.
Talking about the home button and the fingerprint scanner, they are still going to exist. Apple’s iPhone 8 will feature a technology that will allow your device to sense the 3D space around it, thus introducing all sorts of possibilities, from simple facial expressions to the augmented reality.
All this new technology may have slowed down the Apple and its manufacturing partners. Previously new iPhones always use to enter their mass productions in July to have enough of the stock by the end of September or early October to be sold out. Even then there is always the shortage of the new phones and the users who did not opt the option of pre-orders have to wait to get hold of the new handset. But this time it is being expected that Apple will end up doing with iPhone until the end of October or early November before the phone enters into its mass production.
Reports claimed that Apple is facing multiple supplier problems about the display, Wireless charging, and printed circuit boards. The new A11 chip is also raising some issues. Apple is having difficulties with the fingerprint sensor which they are trying to fit at the front side of the phone, but they may move that to the back of the handset. Moreover, the 3D sensor technology is also giving a tough time to the company.
A delay until 2018 when the iPhone starts rolling out is surely going to be a huge deal for Apple. What’s your preference? Are you going to wait for the iPhone 8 to come out for sale? Do let us know your views below