Great expectations, great disillusions. Apple’s future flagship, iPhone 8, could arrive next year and not this fall, at the company’s usual September event. The rumored delay is said to be caused by the series of changes Apple intends to make at hardware level #mobilemagic
Analysts from Deutsche Bank are now saying that Apple’s much awaited iPhone 8 will keep ourselves on the edge of the seat until 2018. The Cupertino titan will unveil the new smartphone next year and not this fall, due to technical challenges. They’re backing this rumor with a report from ValueWalk based on sources inside Foxconn, Apple’s manufacturing partner. Apparently, the only devices we’ll see on Apple’s stage in September will be the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, the upgraded smartphones of last year.
While it’s not like Apple to postpone a launch, especially when it’s an anniversary one like this year’s, you have to admit the next iPhone is a far cry from its predecessors. If you recall, we’re expecting an Apple phone with:
- almost edge-to-edge screen
- OLED display
- 3D sensing cameras
- dual vertical cameras
- facial recognition
- no home button
- probably integrated Touch ID in the display
- a new A11 10-nanometer processor
- wireless charging
That’s a lot to change and implement on a phone expected to arrive in four months. That’s why KGI analyst Ming Chi Kuo is almost certain that Apple will debut iPhone 8 in Octomber or November, letting the 7s series shine at the beginning of fall. For now, the only thing we’re sure about is that’s nothing is sure.