Ever since iPhone 5, Apple has always followed the trend of launching their device in September. However, if the latest rumours are to be believed, the mega giant would no longer be carrying the tradition with its much awaited iPhone 8. Even a report on a potential Apple supplier seems to indicate that the new device may indeed arrive a bit late than what it was expected earlier.
This latest information has come from a company named Finisar, which is thought to be providing Apple with high-tech lasers built into the latest device. These lasers are developed for various things including AR depth mapping and image recognition. The report is claiming that one big company will be buying bulk units of these specialised lasers- almost tens of millions of units towards the end of 2017. And experts believe that this company is Apple.
Now, if this report is true, Finisar’s upcoming production schedule is a good indicator of iPhone 8’s release date. According to Loup Ventures, which connected these speculations; though the iPhone 8 may be launched in September, it will not be ready for shipment until October 2017. This even leads to a possibility of the flagship phone getting launched directly in October.
This minor delay in its launch as compared to the existing trend of a September release can be due to initial manufacturing setbacks. Moreover, the increased number of reports throughout last year has even hinted at supply constraints and other vital issues. Thus, it would not be a shock if you see the new smartphone arriving a month later than that of its predecessors.
By breaking the norm of calling its devices with their common naming traditions, it is believed that Apple has decided to call its flagship smartphone as iPhone X. Not only this name makes some sense but even highlight the device’s exclusive status.