Apple has been under immense pressure this time around as people are looking forward to something special from their tenth anniversary iPhone and according to recent reports, the launch of the iPhone 8 won’t be delayed as was rumoured earlier.
According to a report by AppleInsider, who obtained a research note by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 8 will launch alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.
The report also mentioned that the flagship device by Apple will be launched in limited quantities in three colours: black, silver and gold.
The new iPhone variants being launched will all support fast charging with Lighting-to-USB-C cable wall adapter, similar to iPad Pro.
The analyst expects Apple to initially supply only about 2 to 4 million units of the iPhone 8 at the time of the launch, with production going up to 50 million by the end of the year.
It is also being speculated that the company will launch about 35 to 38 million iPhone 7s units and 18 to 20 million iPhone 7s Plus units.
The iPhone 8 is expected to enter the product verification test phase later this month and the mass productions will begin in mid-September.
While the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus are expected to come with the same design and form factor of the iPhone 7 launched last year, the iPhone 8 is expected to sport an edge-to-edge OLED display — in competition with Samsung Galaxy S8 device.
The iPhone 8 is expected to have no physical home buttons, rather a virtual one.
The upcoming tenth anniversary iPhone 8 is also rumoured to have removed the TouchID and feature only facial recognition scanner to unlock the device with biometrics.
Apple will be focussing on ‘Face ID’ as means to unlock the next-gen iPhone and will most certainly try to do a better job than Samsung did with the S8 — more so since Touch ID is speculated to be removed.