Apple May Postpone iPhone 8 Launch

Apple May Postpone iPhone 8 Launch
The tenth anniversary iPhone 8 may be delayed until November, according to a report.

(CCM) — Apple may be forced to disappoint millions of iPhone fans by delaying the launch of its tenth anniversary iPhone 8 until as late as November, according to a report in DigiTimes. The report quotes the Chinese-language Economic Daily News, which says: "technical issues related to the lamination process of curved OLED panels, and the adoption of a 3D sensing system, may cause the delay of the new iPhone devices."

The story appears to confirm rumors that were circulating last month. It suggested that the iPhone 8 would go on sale later than September, when Apple usually launches new iPhone models, due to problems making the new OLED display and 3D sensing front camera. An alternative rumor suggested that the iPhone 8 would be launched in September, but with limited availability until later in the year. Apple is believed to have ordered 70 million OLED panels from Samsung for the iPhone 8, although sources suggest that Samsung is preparing to make up to 95 million of the panels in 2017.

Aside from an edge-to-edge OLED display, the iPhone 8 is expected to feature wireless charging capabilities, a software-based Home button, 3D facial recognition, and possibly authentication by iris scanning, similar to that offered by Samsung's new Galaxy S8 phone.

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