IPhone 8 launch will be delayed says new report

Like the new Samsung Galaxy S8, the rumored iPhone 8 is expected to debut with a completely new design that no iPhone has seen before.

Rumors surrounding the iPhone 8 began sweeping the web just a few months after Apple released the iPhone 7 line.

According to a report by Nikkei Asian Review, Apple has placed order for 70 million OLED panels with Samsung for use in display in this year's handsets-the premium iPhone 8 models, while the other two will adopt LCD displays.

Despite the lower starting price, it's likely that a higher storage tier will cost upwards of £800.

The iPhone 8 is expected to use Samsung's curved OLED panels to eliminate the bezels.

The factory cost of the OLED 64GB iPhone will be approximately $70-90 higher than the iPhone 7 Plus model which had the sale price estimated between $850 and $900.

It is, however, going with its own technology for a fingerprint recognition solution - Authentec algorithm combined with Privaris glass identification technology. The price will be accretive to the EPS but dillutive to the gross margin.

Apple's next iPhone is yet to hit the production floors and no reports confirm the delay.

This means, reading anywhere is more natural and comfortable - almost like looking at a sheet of paper.

For Samsung, the biggest phone of the year could well be the iPhone 8.

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

This morning, DigiTimes broke the news on the potential setback. All of these panels will be used in Apple's new phones.

Such a device could command a premium over the "standard" OLED iPhone and, with the right additional features, could be a strong seller.

'This is yet to happen for iPhone 8'. Also said to be in the running is privately held II-VI.

But it costs just £339 for the basic model.

Milunovich explained that the iPhone 8 could start at under $1000 cause he believes that the 5.8-inch device will be competing at a screen size disadvantage compared to the 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+.

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