iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s To Be Unveiled in September, Go On Sale in October

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 8 May 2017

iPhone 8 Function bar Concept

A new report from Economic Daily Times claims that the mass production of iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s are on track and they will be announced by Apple in September followed by an October launch.

One of the biggest bottlenecks that Apple’s manufacturing partners have been facing is in producing the new thinner PCB that will be used on all the three new iPhones. The issues have now been resolved leading to an improvement in their yields. This paves the way for Apple to unveil the new iPhones in September followed by an October launch.

There will be no delay for the launch of the next generation iPhone devices, with the new devices to be unveiled in September, and Apple will begin selling the products in October, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report.

Other reports have so far claimed a delayed launch of the iPhone 8 due to production issues, though the iPhone 7s will go on sale at Apple’s usual timeframe. So, if the sources of today’s reports are accurate, it looks like Apple’s partners have managed to solve all the yield and technological bottlenecks.

In addition, TSMC will start fabricating the wafers needed for Apple’s 10nm based A11 chip from June 10 and start delivering the chip in volume to the Cupertino company from the second half of July. Other Apple vendors like Foxconn, Winstron, and Pegatron are also preparing for the ongoing iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s production ramp by hiring and training more factory workers.

New iPhones have usually gone on sale towards the end of September, so an October launch will still represent a slight delay.

[Via DigiTimes]