Information about the postponement of the release of the iPhone 8 came from component suppliers, but is not official. The leaks are coming about as fast as my little fingers can type. The leaked images of the exterior design of the iPhone 8 still leave us wondering about the final product.
"But when it comes to its looks, ladies and gentlemen: This is the iPhone 8", Kelly said.
It appears like Forbes has gotten their hands on an alleged CAD file for the iPhone 8 through its supply chain.
As the world braces for the iPhone's big 10 year anniversary later this year, chatter is already beginning to bubble up about next year's version, unofficially dubbed the "iPhone 9". The home button is gone and the camera setup has changed. If not, Apple might opt to use the larger power button on the side as a Touch ID button.
Just for good measure, or to make up the possibility of delays to the iPhone 8, the tech powerhouse is scheduled to launch its now-customary iPhone updates on time. Now the question is, where will the fingerprint scanner be placed? It has always been rumored that Apple wanted to include 3D face scanning technology in the iPhone 8 that allows users to perform tasks that previously required fingerprint or PIN verification. That will effectively push the device's release to early 2018 and won't do Apple much good in terms of iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus' shipments.
On the contrary, the Korean company will still have to gain Apple's approval to work on the chipsets after it completes its own tests with respect to the new 7nm process, something that could go either way of the deal. It might also release a device in small quantities, causing sell-outs.
A new report says that Apple has yet to begin mass-producing the new 2017 iPhones, namely the iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, and the so-called iPhone 8. A thin bezel on the phone's forehead houses the front camera, the speaker, and two sensors. If not within the almost bezel-less display, then where? One one hand, less bezel is more awesome. However, with the market performance of the new iPhone 8 in the subsequent months, there are also chances that the company will compensate for all the possible slow sales.