According to a report in Fortune late on Monday, the usual September launch may be delayed to October or November because of the complications that stem from the new OLED screen and the changes required to sensors and cameras.
Today we learn that Samsung Display is expected to start shipping OLED panels for Apple's iPhone in June as planned, brushing off market rumors that the launch of the first OLED iPhone could be delayed due to supply shortage.
A delay in the release date for iPhone 8 (or iPhone X, iPhone Edition), has been tipped this week by analysts. He suggests that most people will be willing to wait for it to be available, even if this means holding off their upgrade cycle until early next year.
Patience, it seems, will be a virtue this fall when the iPhone 8 is announced because reports keep saying it won't ship at the same time as the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. It is expected to be the most premium gadget among this year's iPhone releases.
IPhone 8 mass production is two months behind schedule
There have been rumors that the iPhone 8 will see a significant delay of one month or two months, compared to the regular release schedule of Apple.
The handset is said to be a CNC (computer numerical control) designed unit that shows off the iPhone 8's final design.
Another report is warning of severe supply constraints for the iPhone 8 due to a delayed production ramp up. 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. It is also speculated that the phone would feature dual front cameras. Components causing the holdup include the bezel-less OLED display, the A11 SoC and all new 3D Touch sensor and camera.
Apple fans will agree to the fact that they are impatiently waiting for Apple to unveil its 10th anniversary special iPhone, possibly dubbed as iPhone 8.