Many people have speculated that the iPhone 8 will be delayed and not be announced in September like iPhones usually are. Some are saying that it would be a couple of weeks late and some said that it would be released in 2018, while others think that there will not be any delay at all.
The website Mac Otakara thinks that the LCD iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will be launched before the iPhone 8, but Ming-Chi Kuo says the OLED iPhone 8 also will come in September. However, Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the iPhone 8 will get some “severe supply shortages” until somewhere between October and November this year.
But everyone is not agreeing about this potential delay, including the Economic Daily News. They have claimed that Apple will start the production of the parts for the iPhone 8 next month.
“Upstream to downstream suppliers in the iPhone supply chains, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), SLP (substrate-like PCB) makers Zhen Ding Technology and Kinsus Interconnect Technology, and battery supplier Simplo Technology, are ready to ramp up related iPhone parts starting June. “
Both Zhen Ding and Kinsus, the makers of the iPhones’ supplies, are reported to have improved their yield rates so they can manufacture a lot of iPhone parts starting this June. The companies that will assemble the parts to phones, including Foxconn, Winston, and Pegatron, are recruiting and training new workers, which means they’ll soon be ready to start the mass production of Apple’s upcoming flagship device.
The iPhone 8 is definitely one of the most awaited phones of this year and it will probably come with good specs and new features, such as an OLED display that’s covering almost the whole phone, dual cameras, wireless charging, and more. Are you excited for its release?