For as popular as the iPhone is, Apple’s iconic smartphone will take things to the next level as soon as the iPhone 8 is released later this year. Said to feature an elegant new design with an edge-to-edge display, the iPhone 8 will most likely spur of the largest and most important upgrade cycle Apple has seen yet. After all, seeing as how the iPhone form factor has remained more or less stable since the 2014 release of the iPhone 6, and current iPhone owners have been pining for something fresh and different for the different years. And for anyone curious about the iPhone 8 form factor, which we recently posted exclusive pictures of what the final iPhone 8 design will probably seem.
With the excitement for the iPhone 8 building with each passing week, there are a few disturbing reports claim that the device can be exposed to significant delays. In fact, a handful of the reports have even claimed that Apple would push the iPhone 8 release date all the way to November. Even some of the more optimistic reports we’ve seen have said that the iPhone 8 might not see the light of day until October.
About the reasons behind the rumors of delay, there are rumblings that Apple has seen the poor yields in the production of the iPhone 8 the advanced OLED display. In addition, there are indications that a number of Apple’s partners are responsible for delivering a number of the iPhone 8 the more advanced components are not able to invest in the energy supply in time for the launch in September.
Not to worry, we are finally starting to see reports that suggest that the pessimism surrounding the iPhone 8 release date may have been blown out of proportion. Either that, or Apple and its partners in recent weeks managed to get a firm hold on the production problems. Anyway, anyone interested in picking up Apple’s flagship the iPhone 8 does not necessarily have to wait until November to do so.
According to a new research note from Morgan Stanley, the iPhone 8 will be hitting store shelves during a normal period of time, that is to say, that will probably come somewhere in the middle-end of September. Specifically, Morgan Stanley relays that it has found no evidence of ongoing production problems or delays in Apple’s supply chain.
Looking for Alpha notes:
Reports of low yields for components have shaken some investors, but “Morgan Stanley China Technology Research colleagues have not yet seen delays in the supply chain and still expect the new iPhone production to start on time for most of the parts (including OLED),” the company says.
Morgan Stanley’s latest note confirms noted leaker OnLeaks’ prediction that the mass production will begin in earnest this Summer for a planned launch in September.
Of course, you can expect the iPhone 8 to be supply-limited at the launch of a September release date deviation. Although this will undoubtedly be frustrating for many is simply par for the course at any time Apple releases a new iPhone, and especially when Apple introduces a new iPhone design with highly advanced components. Don’t forget, apart from a new form factor, the iPhone 8 will reportedly contain advanced camera modules that provide support for face detection and augmented reality.