Apple s ten-year anniversary edition of the iPhone, which is presumed to be the iPhone 8 is currently in the limelight for various reasons. Apple is expected to introduce some revolutionary innovations on the iPhone 8 but these could be the reason behind delaying the launch of the smartphone. There are many contradicting reports on the possible launch of the iPhone 8. If things go well, then Apple should launch the iPhone 8 along with the rumored iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus in September. Leakster OnLeaks now says that Apple will indeed launch the expected iPhones on time. Also Read - Meet Indian developer who wins Apple Design award for his music app NaadSadhanaAlso Read - iPad Mini for 2021 to ditch fat bezels, could bring along new Apple Pencil Mini
OnLeaks shared on Twitter that the team hiring and training for the production of the new iPhones have just begun at Foxconn. He further says that according to his sources, the final mass production of the iPhones will take place in August, just in time for the scheduled September launch. This tip however doesn’t specify if all three of the rumored iPhones will be launching in September. The iPhone 8 has been constantly reported to face delays in launching which could be pushed back to October and up to early 2018 as well. This new tip also contradicts predictions made by renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who highly believes that the iPhone 8 will launch between October and November.
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According to his speculations, Kuo believes that Apple is facing problems in embedding the fingerprint sensor under the display of the iPhone 8. Cowen and Company s Timothy Arcuri had also said that yields of the new Touch ID sensor for the iPhone 8 are currently low and Apple may have to change their decision if this continues. Kuo also says that the hardware upgrades Apple plans on bringing to the iPhone 8 will cause a delay as there would be shortages of the components required. These factors could delay the launch of the iPhone 8 to October or November. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 8 Touch ID sensor integrated into screen facing production difficulties: Report
Speaking about more contradicting reports, the A11 chips which would be built using the 10nm fabrication process has reportedly begun production. The Apple iPhone 8 is expected to be powered by the A11 processor. In addition to this, the 3D facial recognition cameras modules that has been rumored to debut on the iPhone 8 has been confirmed to be supplied by LG Innotek. A separate facility to manufacture the 3D facial recognition camera modules has already been set up by LG Innotek. These reports somehow complement the fact that Apple could be following the scheduled release of a September launch for the iPhone 8. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 8: TSMC reportedly begins production of 10nm A11 chipsets
However, with predictions made by analyst Kuo who has been right on many occasions, this speculation cannot be shrugged off. Also, considering how Apple would be going all the way in for the iPhone 8, a launch delay of October or November shouldn t be a problem, and will definitely be worth the wait. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone 8 renders predict edge-to-edge OLED display, vertical dual cameras