Apple’s iPhone 8 will launch in September as scheduled, but will not be available to consumers until ‘several weeks’ later due to constraints on certain components.
That’s the latest from analyst Brian White, known for keeping a keen eye on Apple’s plans for its future devices.
White says the hold up relates to problems with the iPhone 8’s 3D sensing technology, a key part of its facial recognition and camera features.
His claims have been sourced from a number of Apple supply-chain insiders.
A number of reports in recent weeks have made broadly similar suggestions about Apple’s iPhone 8 launch plans.
One stated that as well as problems with 3D sensing, Apple was also struggling with the handset’s OLED displays.
If this is the case, it’s unlikely to harm the iPhone 8’s long-term prospects.
Demand for the smartphone is set to be so strong that a wait of a few weeks will not deter consumers keen to lay their hands on Apple’s tenth anniversary iPhone.
The iPhone 8 is due to come with a curved 5.8–inch screen, new fingerprint scanning set up and an updated dual lens camera system.
Prices are likely to be close to £1,000 for a SIM–free model.