Owing to the complications in adding edge-to-edge screen for their new upgrades, Apple's iPhone 8 may be delayed up to two months, a media report said.
According to a report in Fortune late on Monday, the usual September launch may be delayed to October or November because of the complications that stem from the new OLED screen and the changes required to sensors and cameras.
"The processing chip running the phones, Apple's custom A11, is also being manufactured on new 10-nanometer scale equipment, further complicating matters," the report quoted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo as saying.
Ming-Chi Kuo is an analyst for KGI Securities, a financial services group in the Asia-Pacific region.
This just one of the several reasons being quoted for a delay in the iPhone 8 launch. There are many delay reasons being given.
According to a report on CNBC, there was a rumour from Appleās supply chain earlier this month that the iPhone 8 launch will be delayed by two months.
Another report suggests that Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White also said that the iPhone 8 could be delayed due to challenges around 3-D sensing technology.
A report on Bloomberg stated that while Apple is testing a revamped iPhone with an all-screen front, curved glad and stainless steel frame, the launch may be delayed due to supple contraints.
It is, however, expected that the delay in iPhone 8 will not affect new lower-end editions as they will not feature new screens and will largely resemble the exterior design of the past three iPhone models, the report added.
But the delayed release of the iPhone 8 may affect sales of the lower-end editions as some customers would rather wait it out till the iPhone 8 is released.
According to the CNBC report, the iPhone 8 is expected to employ a curved OLED display from Samsung. A number of other new features are anticipated, like the 3-D camera and possibly a fingerprint reader that's embedded in the display.
These new upgrades are also being cited as one of the reasons for a delay
Apple has not disclosed anything so far about the new iPhones or the about the launch date.
The rumours of Apple facing possible production delays with iPhone 8 has been circulating in the tech arena for a couple of weeks.
With inputs from IANS