iPhone 8 Production Delayed Due to Supply Constraints – October/November Potential Months of Production Phase
Changing a phone’s design dramatically comes at a price and it looks like after years of following more or less the same exterior for the iPhone, Apple has run into some problems related to the mass production of the iPhone 8. According to a renowned analyst, it looks like the rollout of the flagship phone might not take place during the month of September.
Mass Production of iPhone 8 Will Be Pushed Back to October/November Period Instead of August/September
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo once again states that the OLED-touting iPhone 8 will be delayed to October/November, adding that this could negatively impact the company’s sales since there are a plethora of Android smartphone rivals that would love to capitalize on this opportunity. The reason why the delay is taking place has not been stated but on Twitter, Benjamin Geskin believes that Apple has decided to incorporate its Touch ID beneath the display.
Remember that just yesterday, leaked photos of an iPhone 8 dummy were leaked and they were showing that the device did not have a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. There have been several rumors in the past as well as leaks that have provided evidence highlighting that Apple might be testing out an iPhone 8 prototype that features a rear-positioned Touch ID sensor.
From an ergonomics standpoint, it would not bode well for millions of consumers out there because they would want a seamless design that would make it difficult to unlock and grip at the same time.
Keep in mind that the iPhone 8 has been rumored to come with a 5.8-inch display but the edge-to-edge glass coupled with 4mm of bezels mean that the footprint of the handset is going to be smaller than its predecessors, which is a good thing for consumers with smaller hands.
KGI: "iPhone 8 mass production delayed to October/November."
I think that Apple decided to go with "Тouch ID under display" design.
— Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) April 24, 2017
However, due to supply constraints, it is more than possible that you are not able to see the smartphone land on store shelves and marketplaces soon enough.
If you were patiently waiting for the arrival of the iPhone 8, then you might be disappointed by this news. Regardless, we’d love to know your thoughts down in the comments.