iPhone 8 Anniversary Edition To Come In Stores This October
Reports are making rounds that Apple’s iPhone 8 anniversary edition will hit stores this October. The company is intensifying phone’s production to meet September launch deadline.
iPhone 8 Anniversary Edition
Apple is hopeful about timely production of new iPhone anniversary edition. Apple’s contract manufacturers Foxconn, Wistron and Pegatron have already accelerated training and recruitment of workers for mass production of new iPhones.
Earlier this year, Macotakara and KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo hinted that phone launch could be delayed by few months due to issues related with product and supply. iPhone 8 was speculated to be unveiled in September and go on sale at the end of December. Experts think that Apple will face severe supply shortage that eventually will lead to delay production and launch.
“Upstream to downstream suppliers in the iPhone supply chains, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), SLP (substrate-like PCB) makers Zhen Ding Technology and Kinsus Interconnect Technology, and battery supplier Simplo Technology, are ready to ramp up related iPhone parts starting June. TSMC will begin to fabricate the wafer starts needed for the production of A11 processors on June 10 and to deliver the chips in volume quantity in the second half of July, the report indicated,” Digitimes reports.
It’s being said that Apple’s iPhone 8 anniversary edition will be coming with noteworthy changes in its design and looks. The phone will come with stainless and glass chassis similar to the iPhone 4. The phone may feature wireless charging and a vertically mounted dual rear camera setup for advanced AR capabilities.
It’s also rumored that handset might ditch home button and introduce functional area below the display. The feature will be similar to Touch Bar on the latest MacBook Pro.