When Apple launched the iPhone X last year and there were rumors that the handset could be released later than the other models, it sort of made sense. It was a brand new iPhone using an OLED screen, the first for any iPhone, and also came with new hardware features like an all-screen design and also the TrueDepth camera.
However in what seems like an ironic twist, a new report by Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty is claiming that for 2018’s iPhone, Apple’s only LCD iPhone could be delayed to October. According to Huberty’s report, “We currently see no delay in the ramp of Apple’s upcoming flagship 5.8″ or 6.5″ OLED iPhones.”
She adds, “However suspected issues with LED backlight leakage have caused a 1 month delay in mass production of the 6.1″ LCD iPhone, although this is down from a 6-week delay baked into the original production forecast, according to suppliers.” Like we said, it is rather ironic that given Apple’s history of releasing LCD iPhones that this is the year that the LCD model could be delayed.
Of course nothing has been confirmed yet, but Huberty’s report seems to be roughly in line with a report from last month, where it was also predicted that the 6.1-inch iPhone could be delayed by up to two months. Take it with a grain of salt for now, but if you were eyeing the LCD iPhone then maybe don’t get your hopes up for a September release.
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