Apple may delay launch of flagship OLED ‘iPhone 8’ as late as November

“Apple’s iPhone 8 may be facing delays, according to a rumor published Wednesday,” Todd Haselton reports for CNBC.

“Apple is expected to launch its new high-end iPhone 8 in September, when it normally releases the latest iteration of the device,” Haselton reports. “But a recent report from the Chinese language Economic Daily News suggests that the launch may not happen until October or November.”

“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 [EDN],” Steve Shen reports for DigiTimes.

“Market sources said that they are watching the pull-in of orders for passive components from the iPhone’s supply chain to see whether production of the new iPhone devices is on track, said the paper,” Shen reports, “adding that the supply chain should begin to pull in orders for passive components such as MLCCs in June.”

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MacDailyNews Take: It’s not so easy to make enough OLED panels at acceptable yield rates for a phone that will actually sell in serious volume.

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  1. Sorry, DigiTimes I always take with a grain of salt. Market Apple-haters and short sellers always gin up this FUD BS before every new iPhone release……6 doomed, 6s doomed, 7 doomed…..


    1. Of course you really mean Bear$hit!!
      Savvy option dealers will be placing their bets on the inevitable drawback after a month of upward trending stock price. Currently the estimate is around 5%, so only modest gains to be had. Beyond that you will need some serious money to play with.
      It’s important to remember AAPL is not Apple Inc.

  2. Yeah yeah, pull the other one. The same “reports” said the 7 was going to be late too.

    Is it just me or is it a bit too coincidental that this story came out during the Samsung S8 preorder period? Nah, I’m just being paranoid, right?

        1. Maybe someone at Apple thought the S7 Edge idea was good. Samsung seems to be going full bore with the edge curved screen though on the entire Galaxy S8 line.

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