Apple's iPhone 8 launch could face delays

As Apple is about to launch iPhone 8 in September, it is expected that it will again reclaim the second position on global sales rankings in September.

The iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S plus, and what may be the iPhone 8 are expected to be revealed at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. Apple updates since iPhone 6 have been more evolutionary than revolutionary and this year all eyes will be on Tim Cook to exhibit something radical. Its display, for the first time ever, will be OLED.

Previous rumours suggest there will be a dual front-facing selfie camera.

iPhone Edition's delayed production and shipping schedule is triggered by supply constraints with OLED panels as well as other technical issues such as replacing the Touch ID feature with password authentication and Facial Recognition technology.

The Wall Street Journal report also points out Apple was initially trying to implement Touch ID under the display of the iPhone 8, which did not prove successful and the company had to abandon this feature.

With the excessive cost of iPhone 8, Mashable claimed that Samsung which is considered a rival of Apple and at the same time supplier contributed to the high price of the upcoming device. The iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will give Apple enough padding for the risks it will take with the iPhone 8.

The name that's been thrown around for months now is "iPhone 8", because 8 comes after 7 and everyone needed to call it something.

Apple will also be launching an Apple Watch during the event.

The iPhone 8 delays are related to the production of OLED (organic light-emitting diode) panels for the new smartphones by an affiliate of Samsung Electronics, according to the Journal, which cited anonymous sources. However, the device's overall foot-print should reduce considering the bezel-less display.

Samsung's new Note 8 will cost $1599 when it goes on sale in stores in New Zealand on September 22. What's more, our retailer insiders have told us that pre-orders should kick off on the following Friday, September 19, and we imagine stock should flow soon afterwards. Alternatively, Apple could start next year production of some models next-gen iPhone with OLED screens from LG, but the large supply of such displays from LG can be expected only in 2019.


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