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

by : Francesca Donovan on : 03 Apr 2017 18:28

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.


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’.


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

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.

Topics: Technology


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    Deutsche Bank: 'Report suggests no new iPhone 8 this calendar year'