Possible Delayed Release Predicted; Company Facing Difficulty With 3D Sensing Technology

Apr 13, 2017, 00:45
Possible Delayed Release Predicted; Company Facing Difficulty With 3D Sensing Technology

Our contact strongly believes the 5.8-inch iPhone 8 will be delayed by several weeks due to challenges around the 3D sensing technology, but still in time for the December holidays.

According to his most recent research note, a copy of which was obtained on Wednesday by AppleInsider, Cowan and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri detailed how Apple has apparently "reached a bottleneck", and is now generating much lower than expected yield rates for the iPhone 8 and its glass-embedded Touch ID sensor, citing his own supply chain work. A research note from Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White has outlined a possible delay in the anticipated release of Apple's iPhone 8. The company believes that Chinese OEMs (Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo) will likely introduce the technology before Apple (between when Apple announces the tech and a product hits the market) in the 1H18.

Aside from the 5.8-inch OLED screen that Apple ordered from Samsung, iPhone 8 is packed with tons of promising features and specs.

In regards to the latter-most of those scenarios: it's interesting to note that iDrop News recently received a bevy of exclusive information about the iPhone 8 - or the so-called "iPhone Edition" - provided courtesy of Benjamin Geskin's personal supply chain sources. Now an analyst however claims that this new feature is unlikely to be ready in time, and could be pushed to the iPhone 8s.

While DigiTimes report raises some question, an earlier report from Bloomberg had also hinted that Apple's suppliers will struggle to meet the demand for OLED panels.

This is being seen as a given, and Apple is expected to revamp the design of the iPhone 8.

Meanwhile, the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone devices will be up much before, probably in September. There were various reports that proposed the Apple iPhone 8 would cost more than of $1,000, that's something around £800. Apple could move Touch ID to the back, but feels that this would not be "user friendly".