The iPhone 8 release date may be pushed to November, as suppliers struggle with new components

The iPhone 8 release date may be pushed to November, as suppliers struggle with new components
When Apple chooses a component supplier, it's not only since they can ensure production in mass quantities on a giant scale, but also because the parts can be churned out with a consistently high quality, ready to be put in a new iPhone. That's not a small feat to achieve even for companies the rank of Foxconn, and, this year, there will be a never-before-attempted shot at iPhone greatness with an alleged OLED iPhone 8 in the wings.

Nikkei's Asian Review is reporting that suppliers are scrambling to fit a variety of parts in the desired production schedule, and these range from Samsung's millions of OLED panels, to the wireless charging circuit. Even the new and tiny stacked motherboard is facing production difficulties with the needed quantity and accuracy. The wireless charging board reportedly still overheats too much, while, according to Sean Kao, an analyst at IDC: "There is a new design for a much smaller printed circuit board to allow a more powerful battery for this upcoming iPhone... but there are still some quality issue to overcome to achieve smooth mass production."

As for Samsung's OLEDs, their production has supposedly run into unspecified difficulties. Apple is said to have ordered 70-90 million high-quality OLED panels from the Koreans, but churning those out en masse has apparently become problematic and, rather than starting to ship them in May, the first "shovel-ready" iPhone 8 screens may land on Foxconn's assembly lines in late June or even in July. Thus, two more local analysts peg the release date of the iPhone 8 to be in November or late October at the earliest, even though the handset may still be announced during Apple's usual September event.

source: Nikkei

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20 Comments

1. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Better delayed than rushed. Let's see what this beast will offer

5. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Thank God. Meaning that they will hopefully put in all the new advanced tech into the iphone. Advanced 3d sensing camera, dual front facing camera, under glass fps, advanced 3d touch module, dual rear cameras with AR capabilities, polished space black stainless steel, stereo speakers, water resistance, 10nm A11 soc, re-designnd mother board, advanced oled screen with components underneat and wireless charging. My God, so much new tech in one phone.

6. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Thats including 256gb of storage, 3g ram and revamped ios 11. Oh, just hack my accoun already apple.. Open pre-orders now ffs.

7. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Don't forget new looks, current iPhone's design is almost 3 years old and looks absolute crap compared to the iPhone SE.

8. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

I love 4 inch phones but very easy to tell the 6, 6s and 7 are more modern and I think they look just fine and all intermingle well with each other. Eye of the beholder stuff tho.

12. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Sure it will have one or two of those but if your going to dream, dream big.

17. Tony_5600

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 09, 2017

Lol all this won't be available till IPhone 10s

13. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

95% of all thats already existing in previous android handset. Apple playing catch-up as usual.

14. kiko007

Posts: 7500; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

What Android device has all that? I'll wait...

19. aegislash

Posts: 1514; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Bankz, do you have this comment saved to a word document or something, or do you seriously type it all out every single time? Seems like you post this rumor as fact several times a day, so it's a huge waste of time if you haven't just saved it to copy and paste by this point.

20. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Are getting paid by Apple to post this sentence in every iphone post or are you just an Apple sheep?

9. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I'm just a roller coaster of emotions with PA.

10. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Yes sir! I do t care about the delay, I just want them to keep everything in that puppy and put the scanner on the front!

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1696; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

hope its an actual redesign and not a 7s with an oled screen or its note 8 for me.

3. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

OLED would be nice but nothing the typical consumer would be diving into it for. Design will be huge on this one and so far with the schematics and renders that were released left a lot of us disappointed so far.

4. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

I am well informed they are rumors as well.

11. hazard1

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Wow. It was literally yesterday that I read a report saying the opposite: that there would be no delays with the release of the upcoming iPhones. These rumors. SMH. I guess we will know soon enough.

15. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1576; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I don't believe it will be delayed, they claim supply or manufacturing issues will delay almost every year, never seems to happen. This just gets people excited to buy it.

16. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

well they have had frickin 4 years to to the Rand D on this phone so if they are having last minute problems now, that is just sorry as hell. I love my iphone but damn I am tired of waiting for a new look.

18. LilJokr unregistered

Yawn. Every year you PA post articles about the iPhone possibly being delayed, then it never happens.

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