Apple’s upcoming OLED-based iPhone 8 won’t start shipping out to buyers until October or early November, sources said, adding that its much larger Power button that appears on leaked CAD drawings won’t integrate Touch ID functions as some have suspected.

That’s the gist of today’s report from the fairly reliable Japanese blog Mac Otakara.

According to the machine-translated version of the original article, sources expect the iterative iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus updates to start shipping out to customers in September.

Some of the leaked CAD drawings have depicted an elongated Power button on the side of the device, leading watchers to speculate that it might integrate a fingerprint sensor.

According to Mac Otakara, that won’t be the case after all, with sources commenting that the larger button appears solid and with no Touch ID-related parts or other sensors.

A source who saw iPhone 8’s front display part said Apple may only release the phone in black.

The device may pack in a few new front-facing sensors, including 3D sensors for augmented reality, 3D mapping, advanced facial recognition and other features, while the selfie camera is said to be relocated to the right side.

iPhone 8 rendering based on leaked CAD drawings, via GearIndia and OnLeaks.

  • Newgunnerr

    Only in black? That would certainly hurt sales

    • Jay

      Didn’t hurt the original iPhones sales much.. so I doubt it..

      I don’t think they should rush it, they should just wait and release it next year when everything this is right.

    • Iskren Donev

      From what I have seen most people want colors in order to be able to show that they have the latest and greatest iPhone (remember the gold iPhone 5S fever?). Given that the iPhone Edition will have a distinct design most people would not mind a possible lack of color options as much.

      • Rowan09

        Or maybe like the black cards in all companies (Amex, Visa, MasterCard,etc) they’ll make this only in black to show and elite status.

  • Rowan09

    So they saw the display and that’s all they could tell us huh? Give me a break.

  • I see no need to upgrade from my 7 this year. This is a phone I wouldn’t mind waiting until there’s ample stock available to just walk in and buy it. No doubt it’ll only come in 128 or 256 only.

    • Iskren Donev

      I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a 512GB version as well. That will be something to behold – half a terabyte of storage on your pocket computer.

  • Or maybe Apple will finally do Gold/Black and Red/Black

  • notice how there’s no rumors about to Samsung Note 8…… (or are there?). Seems like they just announce it and release.

    • Young God

      There r no rumord bc there are facts about exactly how its gonna be