Apple iPhone shortfalls seen as result of early manufacturing glitches


Apple's new iPhone 8 will come with a completely new design over the existing handsets. But unlike Samsung whose latest devices have curved screens the reports indicate that Apple is maintaining a flat display. In other words, it's a safe bet that iPhone 8 pre-orders will, in fact, open up to the public at the end of next week.

Another hot topic is what iPhone 8 supply will be like at first, given reports about production snags. Then we delve into all the rumours surrounding the iPhone 8, including its price, specifications, and the number of variants it will be available in. But one of the main reasons behind the rumoured sky-high price is Samsung's monopoly over organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens that Apple is expected to incorporate into the iPhone 8.

While the company's September 12th launch event isn't expected to produce a 4-inch iPhone SE 2, those of you looking to buy a smaller iPhone stand to benefit as well.

Apple is scheduled to hold the event in the Steve Jobs Theater on its new Apple Park campus in Cupertino at 10:00 AM PDT. That said, most of you will benefit from waiting a few more days before picking up a new iPhone at Apple, your carrier, or your favorite retailer. There are already lots of warnings that iPhone 8 supply could be short this fall. This will be similar to what users get in the iPhone 7 Plus. In addition, it also brings in new safety features like an Emergency SOS option that will lock the auto when the phone's user is being attacked from the outside. We also got to eventually see a Red version of the iPhone 7 later on.

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Kuo writes that most of these companies will continue to be suppliers for next year's iPhone models, which positions them for further growth. He added that Apple will definitely need a second supplier for OLED, but "diversity in the supply chain will take time".

Speculating on the recent rumors, it appears that Apple would be unveiling the next generations like iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (previously rumored as iPhone 8, iPhone 7S and 7S Plus) on september 12.

One point of comparison between Apple's iPhones is the current iPhone 7 Plus and the iPhone 8.