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Apple Could Delay Its iPhone 8 to October or Even Later, According to Latest Report

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Apr 5, 2017
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Changing up the design of the iPhone 8 and incorporating it with features that no iPhone has ever possessed is going to bring a lot of complications for Apple, irrespective of how long the company has been operational. While there have been rumors suggesting that the iPhone 8 is going to be announced on schedule but will be available to purchase later in the year, a fresh report indicates that technical issues are the reason why the phone with the radical design could be delayed even further.

Sources Close to the Matter State That Lamination Process of Curved OLED Panels Coupled With Other Problems Are Reasons Why iPhone 8 Could Be Delayed Till October

With Apple shifting from traditional LCD panels to OLED displays, the process is not going to be a simple one and according to a report from Economic Daily News (via DigiTimes), it might force the delay of the iPhone 8 till the month of October or even November. However, the report does not provide details if Apple is actually going to be announcing the flagship during its September keynote or not, so we will have to wait for this update.

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As for the problems detailed, it appears that technical issues related to the lamination process of curved OLED panels coupled with the adoption of a 3D sensing system might be the reasons related to the delay of the iPhone 8.

In case you were not aware, Apple’s iPhone supply chain includes the following companies, so a delay from even a single one of them can mean deviating the announcement date of the iPhone 8.

  • TSMC
  • Foxconn Electronics
  • Pegatron Technology
  • Wistron
  • Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE)
  • Largan Precision
  • Cyntec
  • Yageo
  • Samsung Display

From what we can gather, neither TSMC or Samsung Display is going to be having problems delivering the key components that was agreed with Apple possibly because they have started their production runs much earlier than expected. For the other manufacturers, it has not been confirmed, so unless they keep up with the pace, the tech giant might be forced to push the date back by a huge margin.

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