The iPhone 8 release date may be pushed to November, as suppliers struggle with new components
by Daniel Petrov / Apr 26, 2017, 3:48 AM
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.
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Better delayed than rushed. Let's see what this beast will offer
posted on Apr 26, 2017, 4:00 AM 2
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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.
posted on Apr 26, 2017, 4:15 AM 1
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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.
posted on Apr 26, 2017, 4:51 PM 2
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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.
posted on Apr 26, 2017, 4:14 AM 0
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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.
posted on Apr 26, 2017, 10:57 AM 0
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