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."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
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.