Apple’s long–awaited iPhone 8 may not go into production until September, meaning its release date may be pushed back to the end of the year.
Supply-chain sources cited by DigiTimes claim the delay is down to Apple’s decision to use its own fingerprint scanning tech in the next-generation phone.
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The iPhone 8 is purported to do away with a physical home button, with the result that the fingerprint sensor for Apple’s Touch ID will need to be built into its screen.
According to the report, tests to ensure the tech works properly means there’s now potential for a hold–up.
The same insiders say that the rumoured iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will go into production over the summer, suggesting they may be on shelves before the iPhone 8.
The latter is expected to feature a new all-glass design, an improved dual lens camera with 3D imaging capabilities and a curved OLED display supplied by arch–rival Samsung.
Recent reports suggest Apple may also utilise USB–C tech to deliver fast charging and improve battery performance.