Apple may not release its long–anticipated iPhone 8 until October or November, fresh reports suggest, with constraints on internal components to blame for the delay.
Japanese business news site Nikkei claims that Samsung, Apple’s sole supplier of OLED screens for the iPhone 8, is having trouble delivering exactly what the US tech giant requires.
Mass production of the displays was due to start in May, said one analyst, but that’s now been pushed back until July.
The result is that the handset will not be readily available in September when Apple is expected to officially unveil the handset.
The delays are also said to relate to overheating problems with the wireless charging modules used in the iPhone 8.
Such quality issues so late in the production cycle are not new, but a late launch could hamper Apple’s chances of taking the fight to Samsung, which is enjoying critical and commercial success with its Galaxy S8.
This latest report tallies with a number of previous claims about Apple’s plans for its iPhone 8.
Earlier this week, analyst Ming Chi Kuo reiterated his belief that the iPhone 8 would be in ‘severe’ short supply in the months after it's launched.
The iPhone 8 is expected to feature a new all–glass design, vertical dual lens camera and facial recognition.
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