Apple is expected to launch its new high-end Apple iPhone 8 in September when it regularly releases the latest iteration of the device. But, the report from the Chinese-language Economic Daily News suggests that the Release may not appear until October or November, according to Report, which has an on-and-off track file publishing on Apple’s supply chain. Many iPhone components are manufactured in China.
Economic Daily News points to “technical issues regarding the lamination process of curved OLED panels” as one judgment for the holdup, according to Report. The iPhone 8 is expected to use Samsung’s curved OLED panels similar to those in Samsung’s new Galaxy S8, with curved edges that remove the bezels.
It’s fishy that there would be any issues related to these screens, since Samsung has been using them for several years and, reasonable has resolved any issues. Reports also suggest that Apple’s plans to implement a 3-D sensing system are also contributing to the delay, reported by DigiTimes. It’s also price noting that Financial Daily Information advised the iPhone 6 would launch a month early, but received that timing completely incorrect.
It’s still possible that Apple will expose the Apple iPhone 8 in September. An October or November Release date would still allow Apple to get its flagship device available on the market ahead of the critical holiday retail season.