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.
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.
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