IPhone 8 delayed to October or November, another analyst says

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It's widely expected that the iPhone 8 will be unveiled in September as one of three new Apple-branded handsets. One of the thing which is unusual here is the fact that there is no home button or the Touch ID fingerprint scanner on this. The Note 8 is also believed to arrive with a 6.4-inch OLED display and feature an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 as the Galaxy S8 and S8+. He tweeted "I really hope that after iPhone 8 release, people will remember who leaked it earlier".

Despite the apparent delay, Apple is still expected to announce the iPhone 8 in September, when it usually announces new phones.

Samsung Display is expected to start shipping OLED panels for Apple's iPhone in June as planned, brushing off market rumors that the launch of the first OLED iPhone could be delayed due to supply shortage. It is believed that there are issues with the 3D sensing tech which is set to debut on the new device.

With no sign of that much mooted rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, it's unclear where the iPhone 8's biometric sensor will be placed. According to Kou this Monday, Apple will not be able to launch the iPhone 8 until October or November 2017.

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Despite no official word from Apple, the general consensus is that the upcoming flagship iPhone will feature a completely new design with an OLED display and a almost bezel-free look, according to The Verge.

Join the Network World communities on Facebook and LinkedIn to comment on topics that are top of mind. Constraints in Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) supply chain have also been cited for the delay.

Apple is slated to launch the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus in September. The report offered a more pessimistic outlook for the iPhone 7s as well, as the phone might not seem like a great alternative to all the full-screen smartphones launching from Samsung and other Android device makers this year. Are you all-in on the 10th Anniversary Edition iPhone even if limited supply makes it especially hard to get?

After suffering its first-ever annual decline in iPhone sales a year ago, Apple has a lot riding on the new phones anticipate this fall. Kuo estimated that the new iPhone's shipments could stretch upwards of 110 million - 80 million or 90 million at the worst - in the latter part of this year.

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