New supply chain reports suggest that Apple is having difficulty with the design and sourcing of components of the “iPhone 8.”
The Chinese-language Economic Daily News reports that “technical issues” related to the OLED screen lamination process and unspecified difficulties with the 3D sensing system.
The report notes that these supply chain issues could shift the launch of the device to October or November. It is not clear if the publication means that the device will debut at an event in October or November, or won’t start selling until that timeframe.
Apple’s “iPhone 8” is expected to have a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED panel with 5.1-inches of practical screen space, with the rest being dedicated to virtual buttons. Other features rumored to be included in the device are a 3D facial scanner and other sensors that will be embedded in the front glass panel of the device.