Will the iphone 8 be delayed until 2018?
According to multiple sources, Apple will not release the iphone 8 in 2017 – just the boring old iphone 7S. The sources say Apple is experiencing a lot of problems with getting the iphone 8 built in the desired numbers.
Production woes had already pushed back the release of the handset by a couple of months to around November, according to tech-news site BGR, but that date has now been further delayed with the news that it might not even get a release until next year.
“Report suggests no new iphone 8 this calendar year,” wrote analysts at Deutsche Bank. “As we have written in previous [research notes], several supply chain reports have suggested that key component shortages and technical challenges could delay the release of a highend iphone 8 device this fall.”
The iphone 7S and iphone 7S Plus are apparently on track for a release at Apple’s usual time of around September, although we can’t see too many people getting excited by these handsets when the prospect of the radically redesigned iphone 8 has been dangled in front of their noses.
It was recently revealed that in the first three months of the year, iphone sales dipped for the first time, a decline that Apple CEO Tim Cook blamed on leaks about the iphone 8.