Apple should launch his iPhone 8 in the fall, but there is a good chance that the smartphone will not be launched during the traditional period, that is, in September. Indeed, the companies responsible for manufacturing parts for the Cupertino company would not begin mass production until October or November, whereas it is usually done during August and September.
Recall that analyst Brian White of Drexel Hamilton previously suggested that the OLED iPhone 8 could be delayed by several weeks due to production difficulties associated with the new generation 3D camera. Today, this seems to be confirmed with the note analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and relayed by MacRumors. In the note in question, the famous analyst at KGI Securities explains that the manufacture of the OLED screen could delay the launch of the new premium iPhone to October or November, it undergoing enormous production difficulties.
Clearly, there could therefore be serious supply shortages at launch. Kuo estimates that Apple will be able to “only” ship 80 to 90 million iPhone 8s in the second half of 2017. A significant drop from initial estimates, which were 100 to 110 million copies.