Serial tipster Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities, who is known for his accurate prediction on Apple devices, has now stated that the new iPhone 8 will indeed make an appearance at the big event in September, but the devices might not go on sale immediately. However, with mass production delayed, the smartphone will suffer from severe supply shortages for some time after launch.
The iPhone 8 might be unveiled in September alongside the more "boring" iPhone 7s series, but the flagship model will see a limited September release, because Apple is facing various manufacturing issues.
But in this scenario, Apple would only put the two iPhone 7 successors on sale shortly thereafter, forcing customers to wait for or pre-order the high-end iPhone 8.
Several leaked pictures of the iPhone 8 shows a vertical dual-lens camera designed for better picture quality and augmented reality functionality.
We still think Apple will announce the OLED iPhone 8, which will be Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone, alongside the other iPhones at the same event. The two corporations recently signed a two-year contract for billion which requires Samsung to ship between 70 and 92 million screen panels to Apple in 2017 alone. The delayed iPhone would also be the OLED model, one of three devices that'd be presented at the Apple Event, the others coming with LCD displays not unlike what comes with the iPhone 7. Along with this, the same integration will also be incorporated for the front camera and the proximity sensors seen on the upper part of the phone. Some interesting features of the new iPhone 8 include a 5.8-inch OLED display, A11 processor, 3GB RAM and long-range wireless charging.
Apple is expected to pull-out all the stops for its next generation phone, which looks likely to be unveiled in September. With the new OLED iPhone 8 Apple expects to boost sales figures again. Moreover, it is being reported that the fingerprint sensor under the OLED screen is also a major feature whose implementation might push the release date of the iPhone further.