After the massive success of the iPhone 7, the fans are now counting days for the iPhone 8 to get released. Although the current flagship offers so many incredible and spellbound features, still a new handset release always excites the people. With each passing day, people are getting anxious about the probable iPhone 8 features and most importantly the iPhone 8 release date. The rumor mill has already started to churn out, and the internet has currently got flooded with iPhone 8 news and updates. So in this article, we have discussed on what could be the probable iPhone 8 release date and when you will get this coveted flagship device in your hand.
Apple always values tradition and likes to stick to their annual release dates. The company loves to release the brand new devices or products in the second quarter of the year. The US-based tech giant unveiled the latest iPhone 7 in September 2016 along with the new iOS 10, and watchOS 3. Before that, Apple released the iPhone 6 on September 9th, 2014.
The 5th iteration of this flagship series, the iPhone 5 was launched also launched in the second quarter of the year, on 12th September, 2012. The iPhone 4 was unveiled on 7th June, 2010.
iPhone 8 Release Date: When is it?
The Apple iPhone 8, one of the most eagerly anticipated devices of the year, has a very dicey release date scenario this year. If everything goes according to plan, we expect to see the device being launched in September with sales starting in October. At least that has been the pattern over the ten years the iPhone has been in existence. However, this year’s iPhone also carries a lot more features, which has made the release date a difficult one to predict.
J.P. Morgan has predicted that the Apple iPhone 8 could be delayed, or if it does come on time in October, it will do so in very limited numbers. There are three models arriving this year: a 4.7-inch LCD version, a 5.5-inch LCD version, and the grandest of them all, a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED version. Besides, we have mentioned how the Apple iPhone 8 could come with a facial recognition system instead of the traditional Touch ID.
It is the last model which is causing all the supply chain bottlenecks, as the OLED panels have been delayed. Now, inputs by a Morgan Stanley analyst, Katy Huberty, suggest that the delay might be as long as one to two months.
So, what does this all mean? We believe that the Apple iPhone 8 release date will be in September with a limited amount of devices shipping in October. There might be one other alternative: the non-OLED iPhone 8 will release in September while the iPhone 8 with the OLED display will arrive in October.
Moreover, latest reports also suggest that Apple’s suppliers such as SLP (substrate-like PCB) makers Zhen Ding Technology, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), and battery supplier Simplo Technology; all have amped up their work rate and have improved the yield rates to stick to the strict schedule.
iPhone Series Release Dates
iPhone (1st generation): January 9, 2007
iPhone 4: June 7, 2010
iPhone 5: September 12, 2012
iPhone 6: September 9, 2014
iPhone 7: September 7, 2016
iPhone 8: September 2017
No matter whether Apple releases the iPhone 8 in June 2017 during the WWDC event or in September 2017, it is surely going to be a beast of a phone. The rumored iPhone 8 features have already made our jaw dropped and with these mind blowing specs, it will surely going to be an immensely popular handset. So stick to our website for more updated news on iPhone 8 release date, features and other information.