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

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