Latest rumor has Apple iPhone 8 on track for September release

Latest rumor has Apple iPhone 8 on track for September release
Amid rumors that the 10th anniversary iPhone, dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, will be delayed until October or November, a new report refutes this and says that the phone is on track for a September release. Tweets disseminated by tipster OnLeaks reveal that Foxconn has started training new employees just in time for production to start on all iPhone models, including the iPhone 8. Mass production of the 2017 iPhone models will start in August for the typical September launch.

OnLeaks' tweets somewhat contradict the latest notes sent to clients by KGI securities highly reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The latter says that problems making changes to the hardware for the iPhone 8 will cause manufacturing of the premium model to get pushed back to October and November.

Another report says that TSMC has started production of the Apple A11 chipset that will be used for the 2017 iPhone models. The chip is produced using the 10nm process, and TSMC has ironed out the few issues that cropped up during the test runs.

The Apple iPhone 8 will carry a 5.15-inch active screen with a .65-inch area where Touch ID will be embedded under the screen. If this technology isn't perfected in time for a 2017 launch, Apple will go to plan "B," which appears to be a physical Touch ID button placed on the back of the handset. Since Samsung failed in its attempt to embed its fingerprint scanner, it would be considered a real coup for Apple if it could get this done for the anniversary model. In addition, Apple is also said to be having problems with the 3D sensing on the front-facing camera. Among other things, the sensor will allow for facial recognition to unlock the phone and verify the user's identity. It also will be used to compute depth of field data needed to produce the bokeh effect on photos.

source: @Onleaks, Digitmes via BGR



1. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I hope they start implementing 3 things into the OS: some sort of a file explorer, cheaper icloud drive and choosing default apps. Thats all i want. The hardware in phones has been more than capable for some time now.

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Its all on Android and its even better.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7523; Member since: Feb 17, 2016


16. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

shut it. Android is awesome. OS without limits. Before you comment on the "so called limits of Android" think of the Pixel ecosystem. Android is Pixel and Pixel is Android.

19. kiko007

Posts: 7523; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Obligatory "Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"...

11. AlikMalix unregistered

Yeah but android itself is worse.

25. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

"Yeah but android itself is worse." That is for you. For me iOS is far worse even if Apple were to bring true file manager and option to choose default apps.

27. AlikMalix unregistered

@ Podrick post 25 You actually got the point. Each person buys into a platform that's better for them - Why The Flip do you guys call us sheep. iPhone has been the best phone available for me and hundreds of millions of people. There are so many negatives on android - yet I'm a sheep for using iPhone - look at EVERY SINGLE Apple article it consists of posts rediculing (not Apple, not iPhone) but iPhone users. Compare that to android articles - no one calling you a dumbass, blind, sheep for choosing android even though we see android as a worse choice. Every article I come to, before I want to comment I have to scroll through countless of insults to me as an iPhone user - my original comment changes to a hate response to those calling us sheep. It's so effing annoying.


Posts: 953; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Cheaper iCloud Drive? Isn't it the same as price Google Drive?

8. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

File explorer and choosing default apps has been my wish. I know its profitable for Apple but really stupid restrictions. Off topic but what do you people think about iTunes and Ubuntu coming to Windows store?

9. AlikMalix unregistered

@bucky post #1 There are numerous of file explorers on the App Store, some support wireless transfer from phone to PC and back. Every cloud service available for android is also available for iOS and just as configurable. I rather have app permissions than default apps, and that was recently introduced with marshmallow (bot most android users didn't get the update yet. But yes default apps would be nice, but not a deal breaker, since what's default on iOS is really really good. Siri can now access 3rd party apps, and sharing options are within every app and options automatically added as youbisntall any app that can share with other apps. Just saying. But you're entitled to your needs and wants. To the rest (like post #3), we want certain features on iOS, we don't want to use android!

24. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I just want my phone to properly function the way I intend it would be. A phone that will work for me. If you want those features in the first place why chose iOS?

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22804; Member since: May 28, 2014

@Alik Android app permissions were available in Android 4.3, and then removed in 4.4, just so you know. It's not something that is new to Android as of Marshmallow, it's just been REINTRODUCED as of Marshmallow.

28. AlikMalix unregistered

@meanest genus post #26 First of all - sup dude! Second: That's not the point. The point is - unneeded app permissions for as long as I had apps on my phone - I would not have had that on android which is a huge negative - and probably would not have had that today knowing I hold on to my device for more than two years. iOS has been better for me all these years. Same with FP sensor, apps and games that I enjoy. In opposite, i have no complants about the sharpness of my screen or the size (I would have bought the SE if I knew it was going to be out before I bought 6s). Why am I a sheep?

15. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

ICloud drive isn't that expensive. $12/month per TB vs Google's $10/month per TB.

17. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Yeap just get some version of Android.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

File explorers dont worked on closed file How a about free icloud like eveeyone else. I have 1TB free on OneDrive.

2. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1864; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Like I said the other day when you guy's reported that the next iphone could see a delay in production due to whatever reasons, Apple has already worked out the issues and are ready to start production. They don't report the issues as soon as they happen when testing. We get that info way late, by that time everything is set in stone... It will release right on schedule...

10. AlikMalix unregistered

LoL, I saw that post. Now they have a prediction for being delayed, a production to be on time, and a production to come out early (during wwdc keynote). with all bases covered - they cannot be wrong - even a broken clock shows the right time two times a day.

14. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1864; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

So true...

4. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

The iphone 8 will be ahead of the smartphone industry.

7. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1864; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

There's a phone called the Note that could possibly be ahead of the iphone 8... Possibly...

12. Ronan

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 21, 2017

Was that sarcasm?

20. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

No. I've heard rumours that Apple is working on a couple revolutionising innovations. One is something a sci-fi crazy as a curved display. Yes! Imagine having a phone like that in 2017! How do they do it?! I mean, it's physically impossible. Like, magnets! The next thing will really change everything! It's a round little connector for your headphones. They'll probably call it something like a headphone jack.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S7 and S8 are already ahead of the iPhone 8 and any Nite is abead if any iPhome model, even the original Note in many ways. Kiko is in some corner somewhere having gasms about

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Like what...other than sales? Please name somerbing? I frikkin dare you tontry to nane simething the iOhone had tbat no one has in any way shape or cor. AR is just Apples distorted reality. But not ro pick on them, so far VR is boring to me. We alreasy have wireleas charhing and its fast too. We have facial recognition, even if its not reqdy for prime time. We have larger and higher resolution diaplats and still have better batterylife vs an Iphone that does nothing special. U may finally be gwtting QHD, wbile we had tbat for 3 years alreasy and have moved to QHD+ and the Note 8 is going 4K. 4K...being a me to watch videos you recorded in 4k on yiur phone is more exciting than a fastwr CPU.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I have yet to see any renders, that really grab me. I'm more concerned with the features than the looks this year. Hopefully it's got some real deal goodies.

18. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Don't really want anything less then 5.5 screen. These rumors are all over the place. It's on schedule, it's not. 6s plus might do year 3. Guess we will see eventually.

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