iPhone 7s, 7s Plus and iPhone 8 are allegedly on the production belts, iPhone 8 will not be delayed


Rumours on the upcoming lineup of new iPhones that Apple is expected to unveil later this year have been going in all directions. From speculations of Apple struggling to deliver the anniversary handset on time, dubbed the iPhone 8, to allegations that Cupertino may or may not offer an under-screen fingerprint reader in its upcoming flagship, we have heard quite a bit.

In this spirit, Twitter tipster Benjamin Geskin recently posted that Foxconn’s Zhengzhou factory has indeed started trial production of this year’s set of iPhones. As per Geskin’s post, the plant is already hot at work with the manufacturing of iPhone 7s, 7s Plus and iPhone 8, while the last will not be delayed, as previous speculations had suggested. 


If Geskin’s tweets are anything legitimate to go by, we reckon Apple is in the very initial stages of production – only 200 units a day, according to the first post. The tipster also said that the anniversary iPhone would not be delayed, unlike what previous speculations had suggested. In his second tweet, Geskin states that Apple has managed to put together a “test machine” with an in-screen fingerprint sensor. It’s worth noting that the tweet is not too convincing with this last statement, claiming that the company “maybe” managed to implement the in-screen Touch ID. Also, the alleged “test machine” could have easily been a dummy or concept device, but we can’t know that for sure.

We recently heard rumours that the new iPhone will cost $1100 upon release, but its release date has been a subject of controversy. The iPhone maker has allegedly been facing problems with the supply of OLED, while software-related issues with wireless charging and facial recognition have also helped spark a “sense of panic” at Apple over the timely release of the iPhone 8.

While we do advise you not to take Geskin’s tweet as an official source of information, it could be an indication that Apple has indeed managed to make its way around difficulties. In any case, we should expect to hear more leaks from the production line as we edge closer to the last months of 2017, when Cupertino will unleash its latest flagship devices.

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11 Comments

1. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

If they put the fingerprint under the screen and it work with tempered glass, this will be my first Iphone

8. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 702; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

If no picture in picture, no deal for me.

10. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

U know this tipster is lying, right?

12. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

That one feature is that important to get you to switch? Pretty wild. It'd take something like a legit 5 day battery or something crazy like that for me. Or built in 1080p projection!

2. slow00

Posts: 97; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Fantastic news from the apple camp..fingerprint scanner under the screen along with revolutionary super amoled retina display and wireless charging will make a killer phone. .....but the samsung galaxy s8 lags (ignore this. I have been disgnosed with lumbergh- itis)

3. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Revolutionary what?

4. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Every phone lags once in a while dummy.

7. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 702; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

But some more than others.

14. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Just like you

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Hahah apple propaganda, Super Amoled used for years in other phones. Wireless charging was done 7 years ago. Apple merely copies and is always late to the market, but hey iSheep believe everything!

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31281; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It'll launch on schedule, but 8-23-17 is the day.

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