Are you waiting anxiously for the premium 10th anniversary iPhone set to be released this year? If you're a regular reader of Komando.com you probably know by now that Apple's flagship phone, dubbed as the "iPhone 8," is facing delays and may not be ready for the masses in September.
Everyone seems to agree that we will see three separate iPhone models in 2017 - an iPhone 7s with a 4.7-inch LCD screen, an iPhone 7s Plus with a 5.5-inch LCD screen and the premium iPhone 8 with a 5.8-inch OLED screen.
As revealed by earlier reports, Apple is having problems with the new technologies being introduced on the iPhone 8, namely, wireless charging, 3D facial scanning and the fingerprint sensor.
The highly anticipated smartphone may be pushed back by at least three to four weeks and even then, we could be facing massive shortages after its release.
Now, you may be thinking that you can just settle for an iPhone 7s or iPhone 7 Plus. Since these "S" models won't have all the new whiz-bang features of the iPhone 8, they can't possibly be late too, right?
Well, a new report from "DigiTimes" is indicating that even the "S" models are facing delays and haven't entered full mass production yet. They are expected to enter full production in August, a month or two later than the typical schedules of previous iPhones.
Additionally, although the "S" versions won't have all the new technologies of the premium iPhone 8, updated features like wireless charging and better waterproofing will still be included with these models.
The report also stated that according to the Chinese-language Economic Daily News, while production of the next iPhones was rumored to have already started, "yield rates at the two main ODMs, Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron, have not yet reached levels that warrant mass production."
This sounds like bad news for iPhone fans all in all. This means all the iPhones this year may be pushed back to November at the very least.
Although reports of iPhone delays are common and Apple always pulled through in time each past year, this year's reports of troubled iPhone production lines are more persistent and credible. The delays are understandable due to all the new hardware and software challenges that Apple is facing this time around.
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