Apple may push back iPhone 8 release to October/NovemberBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 25 April 2017 | Categories: news
Much like one's birthday, the yearly cycle of Apple unveiling a new iPhone can be pinpointed to the same week. 2018, however, may prove a little different, at least if we're to believe industry analyst Ming Chi-Kuo. An employee of KGI, he has normally been right on the money as far as all things Apple are concerned, and recently informed 9to5Mac that production of the iPhone 8 is being pushed back.
Routinely debuting in September each year, this time round the unveiling could happen in October or even November. The reason for the delay is down to the new hardware components Apple is rumoured to be utilising for the iPhone 8. According to Chi-Kuo, this includes a new OLED display, along with a depth sensing front camera.
If this reported delay turns out to be true, it may affect Apple's ability to launch in secondary and tertiary wave markets, like South Africa, before the festive season arrives. As such, Apple's quarterly numbers at the beginning of 2018 could potentially take a hit.
We should, however, get a far clearer idea once Apple officially releases an invite for the iPhone 8 launch.
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