Uh oh: The iPhone 8 launch may be delayed

Soon.
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Do good things come to those who wait?

If the rumors regarding production problems for Apple’s iPhone 8 are true, we may all be waiting a long time to find out.

According to a report from the Chinese-language Economic Daily News that was picked up by DigiTimes, the cause of the delay on the new phone is twofold: “Technical issues” involving the laminating of OLED panels and the implementation of a separate 3D-sensing system.

This could push the release date from the expected September of 2017 to October or November..

Before early adopters freak out that they may have to wait a month or two longer than expected to try out the edge-to-edge (potentially curved) OLED screens, we should emphasized that the delay is not confirmed at this time. It is merely rumored.

So, you know, Apple may pull it off after all.

Better get comfortable with your current iPhone.

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But even if the company doesn’t manage to have the 8 ready for a September launch, all is not totally lost. MacRumors speculates that if the iPhone 8 is in fact delayed by a few months, Apple may still go ahead and release the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus in September.

That means those just dying for an early fall upgrade would at least have an option to do so although not with the hotly anticipated iPhone 8.

Whenever you do manage to sink your teeth into the new 8, be gentle with that bite. Rumor has it that the phone will sport a new “three-dimensional glass” back that might be rounded in homage to the original iPhone.

This features would be in addition to the expected True Tone display which reportedly reads ambient light to adjust the screen colors.

Here’s hoping November is as late as we’ll have to wait to see all the anticipated iPhone 8 features for ourselves.

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