Apple's (AAPL) next iPhone, variously called the "iPhone X" or iPhone 8, will see its volume production delayed until November or December, according to a report today by DigiTimes's Steve Shen, citing a report by the Economic Daily News.
Now Forbes claims to have "confirmed" what the new iPhone 8 or iPhone Edition will look like.
While both Nodus and Forbes seem very confident about these renders, we are still apprehensive and only time will tell if this is the final design of the iPhone 8. Many industry watchers have always been talking about a major change in the design of the iPhone for the 10th anniversary model but this is truly a whole new direction for Apple.
Another manufacturer, Pegatron, is to produce 65 per cent of the 4.7-iPhone 7s and a small portion of the OLED model. A CAD render has been obtained through supply chain which gives an insight of the Apple's upcoming smartphone's design.
This year there are three different styles of iPhone, namely the 4.7-inch TFT-LCD screen iPhone 7s, the 5.5-inch TFT-LCD screen iPhone 7s Plus, and the iPhone 8, which is equipped with OLED. All of the smartphone's hardware components are in place, but the company's engineers and designers suffered software issues in getting certain features to work, specifically wireless charging and 3D face scanning. With Apple receiving criticism in the past for a perceived lack of innovation in new iPhone models, the pressure is on the Cupertino company to make a splash with the iPhone 8.
The OLED iPhone is expected to have a screen the covers almost the entire front of the phone.
The touch ID integrated display is still in the making and Apple may choose not to implement the feature in iPhone 8.
Finally, the screen display is left with no bezels other than the edges, which means the home button is gone. It will have a 5.8-inch display, but Apple will leave some space for the front facing camera, sensor, adds the new report.
Additionally, Apple will most likely switch to a vertical layout for its rear camera setup.
In other Apple news, SVP Johny Srouji sold 10,000 shares of Apple stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 22nd.