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iPhone 8 could be in short supply at launch

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The iPhone 8 could be hard to get hold of in the weeks after launch, reports suggest.

Issues in the tech giant's supply chain could be to blame. In other words, Apple might not be able to get enough components that it needs to make enough iPhones.

Want more iPhone 8 news? We've collated all the speculation for our rumours round-up.

Specifically, there seems to be a shortage of the type of screen the iPhone 8 is rumoured to use. The handset is said to use an OLED display, which is more power-efficient and makes for deeper blacks on the display.

If true, it will be the first time an iPhone has used an OLED screen.

According to the report, Samsung Display can't make enough OLED screens to supply Apple (Samsung phones also use OLED screens).

This could lead to a stock shortage come September, when Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 8.

If the report is to be believed, only about 3-4 million handsets will be available at launch, which is a lot fewer than Apple usually sells.

During the opening weekend alone, Apple sold more than 13 million models of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, for example.

Of course, this is all hearsay at the moment, so take it with a pinch of salt.

2017 marks 10 years since the first iPhone launched, changing the mobile world forever.

For that reason, expectations are high for Apple to launch a spectacular new handset come September.

Source:

Digitimes

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Tagged: apple, iphone 8, iphone, ios
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