A report on Wednesday indicates the launch of Apple’s high-end “iPhone 8,” could be delayed until October or November. The 10th anniversary iPhone is expected to offer a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge display, along with a number of other new features.
In recent years, Apple has released its iPhone updates in September, but according to Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN), suppliers are encountering “technical issues” in the production of the upcoming “iPhone 8” because of differences in the display lamination process and challenges involved in integrating the 3D sensing front camera system.
The new report jibes with a March rumor that claimed the iPhone 8 might go on sale later than normal, due to the switch to an OLED display, and the associated technology required for such a move. The report indicated the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus would go on sale in September, as usual, with the high-end iPhone 8 hitting shelves at a later time.
Many expect to see all three models revealed at a September launch event, as is traditional, with the iPhone 8 available in only limited quantities until production goes into full swing in the fourth quarter.
In addition to the edge-to-edge display, Apple 10th anniversary flagship iPhone is expected to boast wireless charging, no physical Home button, (with Touch ID possibly embedded in or under a True Tone display), and in some reports, iris scanning or 3D facial recognition.