As noted by DigiTimes, Chinese-language Economic Daily News reported today that “technical issues” related to the lamination process of curved organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels, as well as the adoption of a 3D sensing system, may force Apple to delay iPhone 8 until October or even November rather than launch it in September.

As you know, iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 models were each released in September of 2012, 2014 and 2016, respectively. Be that as it may, Apple’s supply chain should begin to pull in orders for passive components in June, with major suppliers including the likes of TSMC, Foxconn Electronics, Pegatron Technology, Wistron, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Largan Precision, Cyntec and Yageo.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard iPhone 8 could arrive later than usual.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo warned in February that Apple was struggling to get iPhone 8 ready in time due to time constraints related to the handset’s advanced augmented reality 3D camera system.

“Unless production of the OLED iPhone (expected to begin in September) gets pushed back, there is virtually no time to make changes to the 3D camera system, either on a parts or module level, given the lengthy review and recertification processes that would be required,” the analyst cautioned.

Apple could still pre-announce iPhone 8 alongside the iterative LCD-based iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus handsets in September and collect pre-orders ahead of its arrival.

iPhone 8 concept via Daniel Csonth.

Source: DigiTimes

  • William Melendez

    Now I have a legitimate excuse to get an S8 to hold me over until this beast gets release!

    • Alexander Figueroa

      Yeah that was my mistake last year. Android iOS still shit. Good luck.

  • Agneev

    Nah! That’s highly improbable and illogical in terms of market share!

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Its Digitimes though…

  • Mike M. Powell

    I mean……imma try and get this puppy. I love my 7+, but let’s see how the carriers will allow in terms of upgrades first .-.

  • Amac

    Somebody every year says the newest iPhone will be delayed due to some kind of issue but magically it gets fixed and the phone comes out when it normally does in Sept.

    • Anonymouse

      Sure, but usually all the preorders then take months to get filled don’t they?