iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s reportedly on track for October retail

iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s reportedly on track for October retail
According to numerous reports over the past few months, Apple will be pulling out all of the stops to mark the ten year anniversary of the iPhone. As well as the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus -- two phones we'd expect given Cupertino's long-standing 'tick-tock' release cycle -- it's also possible that a special iPhone 8 will launch with an OLED display among other perks. As exciting as the iPhone 8 sounds in theory, bringing it to fruition has apparently been difficult, with some reports suggesting that it could be pushed back as far as November. A new tidbit runs with the slightly more promising notion that both the iPhone 7s and iPhone 8 series will go on sale in October. 

Apple has unveiled its iPhones in September for the past few years now, and according to Chinese newspaper Economic Daily Times, this trend will repeat itself for the next-gen models. Per the new report, the fruit company will begin to sell the iPhone 7s/8 during the following month, though as one might expect at this early stage, no firm dates have been offered. 

We've heard on a few occasions that Apple initially desired to have the Touch ID fingerprint scanner baked into the OLED display of the iPhone 8, but hasn't been able to refine the tech in time for this year's launch. While it's entirely possible that future-gen iPhones will be furnished with such technology, it seems that the iPhone 8's fingerprint hardware will be located on the rear. Samsung is said to have faced similar issues with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which both subsequently sport rear fingerprint scanners in lieu of an integrated, on-screen experience. 

If this new report is accurate, early adopters will be able to claim their shiny new iPhone 7s, 7s Plus or iPhone 8 from October. Since we're only in May, however, there's still scope for this to change several times over, so we'll put our excitement on hold for the time being. 

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15 Comments

1. alexkim92

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

I myself am stoked for the new iPhone and can't wait to buy one, but these rumors are too much. Same thing back and forth, back and forth.

6. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Oh la la

8. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

build your tent already at apple store.

2. toukale

Posts: 631; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Don't we go through this dance every year? That's why no one should pay attention to all those reports, they are nothing but clicks for those involve. It's similar to how every year Apple ramp up production for the holiday season to meet demand, then in January ramp down once holiday season is over. However, every the blogs run the same stories in January "iPhones are not selling so Apple cut production." Got to love those guys, I am a reader of some of those blogs, and I can tell you about a half dozen stories those guys have a template for every year, they only thing that changes on it are the dates.

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Don't forget about the quarter leading up to an iPhone launch. Apple is doomed every year when sales slow during that time.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yeah because people are buying other options. Like the S8.

3. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1821; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Just make the 8 revolutionary and not a 7s.5...

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Huge, and important release for Apple, don't mess it up.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I can't wait to see this list of features Tim Cook said, "we couldn't live without..." "Or how we got along without them". Or whatever he actually said. But lets say the phone has 5 new features, how many of them, will actually be new? Well ALL OF THEM, because the iPhone never had them; and thus nobody did. Will the next iPhoen have wireless charging? Possibly. If it does will it include fast charge? NO! It will take equally as long as using the adapter to charge or longer. Will it have a bigger battery than last years? Possibly. Will it be as big as the S8's battery? NO. Will Apple finally go QHD? On the iPhone 7S? No. On the iPhone 8? Maybe. Will the display be better than the S6? Maybe. S7? Maybe. S8? NO! Will the 7S look just like the iPhone 7? Yes. Will it stop peoples from running out an buying it, even if it has zero new features? NO. How many people; would spend $1000 to get an iPhone, that now only has the features the Galaxy S had for 2-3 years? LOTS. Millions? Yes.

5. peace247 unregistered

Loving these bra ads on PA. Maybe bcos of my history. :-b

15. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

HAHAHAHA

9. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Does Apple know what anniversary means and how to celebrate it? The first iPhone was released on June 29,2007...

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But who says they have to celebrate on that day? The iPhone release was moved to Q4 because its their Q1 and they want to brag about Black Friday and XMAS sales, because for the 3 following quarters the sales immediately die off.

10. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Why not put the 'Fingerprint-scanner' into the power-button found on the side of the unit... as other makers have done? Avoids the 'awkward placement' comments.

11. S8PlusIsBoss

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 22, 2017

I'm glad I won't be worrying about the IPhone at all especially with my S8plus and it's industry leading battery life. The only thing that could be better than my S8plus will be the Note8. In September I will be buying the Note8 as well gotta have em both.

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