We are now well into 2017, and with just six months to go until the traditional September launch of iPhone 8, the rumour mill is in full swing. There have been countless reports and leaks all providing information what new innovations Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is going to introduce in its next flagship iPhone. By all early indications, the new iPhone 8 – it may be named “iPhone X” instead – is quickly shaping out to be a sweeping redesign rather than the iterative updates of the past few years. Innovation and revamps, however, come at a cost and are susceptible to production issues, component availability and other growing pains.
There have been several contradicting reports in recent weeks about when the new iPhone will go into production. Some are suggesting an early start to brace high consumer demand and to ensure proper QA, while others suggest production being delayed until September.
So, the question remains, Will Apple end up paying the price of being too innovative with iPhone 8? Let’s find out.
iPhone 8: New Features Breakdown
According to Forbes, the new iPhone 8 is set to boast an all-glass chassis, with a 5.8 inch curved OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display which is completely bezel-less. Another major departure is the removal of Touch ID in favour of a new in-house solution. 9to5Mac claim the iPhone 8 will reportedly have a “function area”, with a fingerprint sensor integrated into the glass itself using Authentec’s algorithms and Privaris glass technology. Other significant upgrades are the reported introduction of quick charging and wireless charging features for the first time ever in an iPhone.
So many radical changes in one generation are highly unusual for Apple, and so is the launch of iPhone 8 in anything but September.
The Launch of iPhone 8: Production Issues And Delay
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