Apple's Launch Of Its iPhone 8 Could Be Delayed

Apr 13, 2017, 01:38
Apple's Launch Of Its iPhone 8 Could Be Delayed

It's rumored that the iPhone 8 (or "iPhone Edition") will be the first Apple handset not to include a physical home button.

"The goal continues to be finalization of fingerprint sensor spec by May, but if the internal solution is not workable, assembly of this OLED version could be slightly postponed to Sept vs. the normal late July to August timeframe which would effectively delay shipment (although launch would still come in early Sept)", Arcuri wrote. The memo asserts that Apple's attempts to bring its fingerprint scanning authentication system into the display of the iPhone 8 is proving to be "the biggest bottleneck" in the production process, so much so that Apple may yet need to ditch the idea.

Apple and Samsung continue to rival for marketshare within the smartphone industry.

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However, in a research note posted by MacRumors, Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri says that Apple is running into roadblocks moving the fingerprint sensor under the iPhone 8's front display.

It's widely assumed that Apple's next iPhone is going to sport an edge-to-edge display - most likely featuring an OLED panel. However, the analyst says it that it should be ready for the market before the December holidays. The only service Apple provided users before was an offer to swap a harmed iPhone 6 Plus for a repaired one at a cost of around $519. That would easily make it the costliest iPhone to date.

Of course, we can only hope these rumors don't turn out to be true, especially since Touch ID on the rear-side of the iPhone 8 would hardly be a revolutionary achievement.

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Apple is usually known to unveil their flagship smartphone iPhone in the month of September every year.

iPhone 8 is also expected to arrive with two pieces of main logic board, instead of the traditional one, new speaker design, laser sensor for gesture recognition and facial recognition.

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