Apple Will Reportedly Delay ‘iPhone 8’ Launch to October or November

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.

[via DigiTimes]

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  • hlna55

    Or… waiting for the S8 buzz to die down? Sounds fishy

  • iverge

    They best have that handset ready in-time for Christmas.

  • So, Pre-order in September, not get it until November.

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  • speedracer99

    What Buzz? S8 has facial recognition that can be fooled by a picture… LOL YouTube video about that flaw.

  • iverge

    September? The post above mentions October/November!

  • I’m saying about the pre-order.

  • hlna55

    Looks like you won’t have to worry about touchID being bypassed in the next phone either. Not enough notice on that display technology?
    I believe when the 6 came out they were the best in the market. Now they’re just the most expensive and 3 years behind in a new model.