Apple may delay the launch of iPhone 8 by two months

Otis Hoffman
April 25, 2017

KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo suggested in his recent note that the iPhone 8 production could start as late as October. However, the Bloomberg report said the Cupertino-based technology giant ordered around 100 million display panels from the South Korean tech titan.

It seems there will be some radical design changes in the iPhone 8, Apple's flagship phone for 2017.

Benjamin Geskin, who describes himself as a source and leaker, recently posted pictures of an iPhone 8 dummy model to his Twitter account.

Why are Wall Street analysts suggesting that the next iPhone could more than before? From what we've gathered thus far from the Apple rumor mill, the iPhone 8 will, without a doubt, be the most advanced iPhone ever released by a wide margin.

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The significant hardware upgrades for the iPhone 8, including its custom OLED display, custom Apple A11 10-nanometer chipset, new 3D Touch module and 3D sensing cameras, are tagged as the primary causes of the mass production delay.

iPhone 8 is expected to sport OLED display which will help in battery saving, and is also tipped to be waterproof and dustproof. While some reports have said Apple is pushing hard for a September launch, other scattered reports said that the iPhone 8 release might be pushed back anywhere from four to eight weeks.

Images of what may be a dummy iPhone 8 unit are showing up online, reports MacRumors. Just a month ago, we shared that the new iPhone 8 will feature a curved OLED screen and it looks like it's really going towards that direction plus more.

Mac Rumors reports that several prototypes of the iPhone 8 are being tested by Apple. The most noticeable thing on the back is that there's nothing except for the vertical rectangle for the dual camera system.

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The analyst continued to predict that Apple will probably sell around 80 to 90 million units of the new upcoming iPhones in the second half of 2017.

Apple is expected to pull-out all the stops for its next generation phone, which looks likely to be unveiled in September.

These rumors raise the possibility that Apple could three iPhones in September, including the redesigned OLED iPhone 8 and two models that resemble updated versions of the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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