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Reputable Analyst Believes iPhone 8 Release Date Will Not Be Delayed

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There were previous rumors circulating that Apple's iPhone 8 release date would be pushed back to October or November instead of the expected September release date. But according to a new research note given by reputed KGI analyst, Ming Chi-Kuo, it looks like the iPhone 8 release date will not be delayed but will be done alongside two other devices Apple has lined up for its customers.

According to a note obtained by AppleInsider, there is reason to believe Kuo that's assumption that Apple will be introducing this year's highly anticipated device at a special media event. And just as it had done in previous years, Kuo believes Apple will be introducing the iPhone 8 early next month. What's different this time though is that Apple will be unveiling the iPhone 8 alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.

Production

But even with a September launch, it is no guarantee that the iPhone 8 will be available right away. Kuo points out that the initial supply of the 2017 iPhone may be constrained. It is also possible that Apple may only be able to produce around 2 to 4 million devices during the current quarter. The analyst also believes the production of the iPhone 8 will quickly boost by as much as 45 or 50 million units by year's end.

As for the two other devices that will be released with the iPhone 8, Kuo believes there will be 35 to 38 million iPhone 7s devices and another 18 to 20 million iPhone 7s Plus handsets produced by Apple. Just to hint, the analyst has revealed that both models have already entered mass production stage.

The iPhone 8, on the other hand, is reported to enter product verification test phase later this month. Its mass production starts in mid-September.

Appearance

Apart from his predictions on production and release dates of the three devices, Kuo has also given a description on how these phones will look like.

Both the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7 Plus models are said to look just like their predecessors; which means they will be equipped with the same LCD display technology Apple has employed for years. Kuo shares that the 7s model will be sold in three colors: black, silver, and gold.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 8 is said to have an edge-to-edge OLED display with a resolution higher than that on the iPhone 7 Plus. Apple's own HomePod firmware reveals details indicating the iPhone 8 will be equipped with a massive 5.15-inch display with a resolution of 2436x1125.

In addition to an entirely new design, this year's iPhone is expected to be equipped with advanced facial recognition technology that will replace Touch ID. In lieu of a physical home button, the iPhone 8 will have a virtual button on its display.

According to Kuo, the iPhone 8 will also be available in black, silver, and gold colors.

Considering the iPhone 8 is rumored to have advanced technology along with limited availability, there is reason to believe the new iPhone will have a starting price over $1,000. If ever, would you be interested in getting an iPhone with this price tag?


Source: Apple Insider   

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  1. Those things are pricey. Ill stick to my old 6 until it falls apart. Still pretty good so far!

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  2. How can there be a delay when the release date hasn't been announced?

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  3. 1000 no thanks. i'll wait untill it comes down. I'll settle for iPhone 7s Plus instead.

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  4. I'm waiting for good deals on the iPhone 6s. Not a fan of the headphone jack-less 7 series.

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    1. Cheapo cost-cutting like leaving out the standard audio port is more befitting of a $10 burner than a $700 flagship. Shame on Apple.

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    2. Cost cutting and don't forget--a chance to sell Beats and AirPods that were magically ready for sale around the same time the 7 series came out.

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  5. $1000 a piece?

    I can't think of a better way to show people how huge a tool you are.

    You might as well wear a money suit and stroll around with a diamond-encrusted pimp cane while you're at it.

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    1. You get what you pay for. More sour grapes whining. Like the guy on the Huffy bicycle scowling when someone goes by driving a Lexus.

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    2. It might not be a Pagani, but there's a reason nobody ever mentions expensive luxury phones around these parts.

      If the iPhone just keeps climbing in price, they'll only wind up shrinking their market share to the point of virtual obsolescence.

      Then we'll all have a jolly good laugh at you for pissing away thousands on a tiny slab of glass.

      After all, you get what you pay for.

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