Leaked Report Explains Why Apple Won’t Release The iPhone 8 This Year

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Another year, and another next generation Apple iPhone is on the horizon as the tech conglomerate churns out devices as surely as the passing of the seasons…

But a Deutsche Bank analyst has released a research note stating Apple will not launch the iPhone 8 in 2017, according to Business Insider.

The note has declared ‘key component shortages and technical challenges’ are behind the major delay of the 10th anniversary smartphone.

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The ValueWalk report was published on Business Insider, reading:

Report suggests no new iPhone 8 this calendar year.

As we have written in previous [research notes], several supply chain reports have suggested that key component shortages and technical challenges could delay the release of a high-end iPhone 8 device this fall.

We believe this report further underscores the uncertainty around the timing of Apple’s next- generation iPhone model.

Earlier this month, Digitimes released a report pointing out ‘lamination process of curved OLED panels, and the adoption of a 3D sensing system may cause the delay of the new iPhone devices’.

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Cue: Tech sheeple losing their minds because they have to wait a few months to fork out up to $1,000 for the pleasure of a slightly bigger battery.

But fear not, iOS users; Apple are still set to ‘do something outstanding’ to mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone for you all to salivate over.


Francesca Donovan

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.