Apple’s iPhone 8 looks set go on sale in October after all, amid claims that suppliers have resolved production challenges posed by the device’s internal components.
The handset is due to be unveiled in September. But latterly, speculation has been rife that the phone may not actually go on sale until later in the year. And could even slip to some time in November.
However, a fresh report from China, citing sources close to Apple’s manufacturing partners in that country, says that problems with circuit boards and 3D scanning have now been fixed.
It means that production of Apple’s new A11 chip will begin at the start of June, with other components to follow.
Apple can then begin ramping up production ahead of its launch event, likely to be held in early September, to ensure the iPhone 8 goes on sale soon after.
It’s not clear whether this latest issue means Apple has fixed issues with placing its Touch ID fingerprint scanner behind the iPhone 8’s all–glass front.
Some reports have claimed it could out it on the back of the handset, much as Samsung has done with the Galaxy S8.
Other key features of the iPhone 8 are said to include a new 3D facial recognition system, vertical camera for VR headset compatibility and all–glass design.
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