New Report Suggests That The iPhone 8 may Not Launch This Year
Now that the Samsung Galaxy S8 has been launched, everyone is looking forward to the next big thing and that appears to the iPhone 8. Apple’s newest smartphone is certainly generating a lot of hype; in fact, Tim Cook blames it for the falling sales of the iPhone 7. However, not all of the news has been good. Recently, there have been reports that the iPhone 8 might suffer from shortages or delays.
However, yesterday’s news is even worse as a research paper released by Deutsche Bank says that the iPhone 8 won’t launch until sometime in 2018. They cite their previous research and point to key component shortages as noted by several supply chain reports.
Between these and all of the other rumors, it is becoming clear that the iPhone 8 will be suffering from some sort of delays. This is likely due to the new hardware that is being incorporated into its design. Apple hasn’t made any major changes to the iPhone since it was launched. They’ve certainly made plenty of incremental improvements, but current reports suggest that this is the phone’s biggest redesign since the original iPhone launched.
As of right now, we do not know just how significant these delays will be. A delay of one or even two months likely won’t be that big of a deal. However, if Apple is forced to delay the launch until 2018 then that could significantly harm the company’s brand. Beyond that, so long a delay may convince some consumers that iPhone 8 simply isn’t worth the wait opting instead to go for the Galaxy S8, Google Pixel, or another smartphone.
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