As for the reason behind the delay, unsurprisingly manufacturing issues are to blame. The report reads (in part), “Technical issues related to the lamination process of curved OLED panels, and the adoption of a 3D sensing system may cause the delay of the new iPhone devices, said the paper.”
Whether or not this report is true remains to be seen, but this wouldn’t be the first time that we’ve heard about Apple’s partners struggle with manufacturing whenever a new design and features have been introduced. Also we’re not sure if the report is specifically mentioning the iPhone 8 or if this applies to Apple’s other iPhone models, but given that it mentions OLED which is rumored to be an iPhone 8-exclusive, maybe the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will still launch on time.
In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but we have heard that the iPhone 8 could be in short supply at launch, so if it wasn’t already hard enough to get it before, it might be even harder now.
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