For the past few months now we’ve been hearing all kinds of rumors and reports about the iPhone 8. At that time the rumor mill appeared to be in consensus that Apple was going to release this iPhone later on in 2017. Over the past few weeks, we’ve started seeing reports that question whether or not the iPhone 8 will be out this year. Various reasons are being provided, including but not limited to supply shortages of the OLED display panel. A new report brings gossip from Apple’s contract iPhone manufacturer from Foxconn which will have us believe that the iPhone 8 won’t be launched this year at all.
The report, based on unsubstantiated gossip from inside Foxconn, claims that Apple is not going to release the iPhone 8 this year. Foxconn is Apple’s main contract manufacturer for the iPhone so it’s not like people who are working in its factories don’t know bits and pieces about what’s going on as far as new iPhone are concerned.
The scuttlebutt from inside Foxconn will have you believe that Apple has only placed orders for the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus this year. It’s even claimed that the packaging materials for these units will start arriving in Foxconn’s factories by the end of June.
Recent reports have claimed that supply issues might force Apple to delay the iPhone 8 to 2018. Whether or not that really ends up happening remains to be seen. It’s not like we can ever expect the company to comment on such rumors.
New iPhones are normally announced in the fall and it’s likely to be the same this year as well.