Apple's (AAPL) next iPhone, variously called the "iPhone X" or iPhone 8, will see its volume production delayed until November or December, according to a report today by DigiTimes's Steve Shen, citing a report by the Economic Daily News.
The last few iPhone models have begun shipping in mid-to-late September, now there is talk that the launch could slip to October a move that could give Samsung an advantage with the Korean Company still on track to launch their new Samsung Note 8 in NY in August. Considering how the iPhone 7 did not feature any drastic modifications since the iPhone 6, its edgeless OLED display - a first for any iPhone - definitely makes the iPhone 8 a must-have. A CAD render has been obtained through supply chain which gives an insight of the Apple's upcoming smartphone's design.
The excitement continues to build with the impending arrival of the iPhone 8 set to be one of the biggest tech launches of 2017. The newest phone is also expected to increase the average sale price of the iPhone, as the flagship model is rumored to be priced above $1,000.
The news of Apple integrating touch id in the home screen has been doing rounds lately.
Additionally, if Apple is seemingly having this much trouble bringing these products into mass production, then that could be an indication that the devices feature relatively aggressive hardware designs. The renders confirm the fact that Apple is in fact going to emulate Samsung and opt for a near bezel-less design for the iPhone 8 with an edge-to-edge display.
Apple dealers and smartphone carriers could be hit in the fourth quarter with Apple tipped to delay the launch of their all new iPhone 8. This feature will reportedly help improve on user experience as it offers more life-like images when running augmented reality applications.
As per the report, "Apple will indeed replace the horizontally aligned dual rear camera of the iPhone 7 Plus with a vertically aligned shooter on the iPhone 8". Reports have suggested Apple has struggled with 3D sensors and embedding a fingerprint reader into the display, leading to the delays. This also raises the question about what kind of play in the AR space that Apple could have up their sleeve.