Contrary to earlier rumours suggesting that the OLED-based iPhone 8 launch might be delayed due to production constraints with newer components, a Taiwanese supplier has confirmed that the iPhone 8 launch will happen as per schedule in September alongside the highly-anticipated iPhone 7s and 7s Plus handsets.
The next-gen iPhone handsets are expected to go on sale starting October, according to a recent report by Chinese publication Economic Daily News.
Here is an excerpt from the report:
"The report defied previous speculations that volume production of new iPhone devices would be delayed to the fourth quarter of 2017 instead of the original schedule in August-September due to yield rate issues on production of some parts."
It is further reported that Apple supply chain vendors including Foxconn Electronics, Winstron and Pegatron are apparently hiring and training new workforce in China in a bid to mass produce the 2017 iPhones.
Meanwhile, component suppliers like TSMC, PCB makers Zhen Ding Technology and Kinsus Interconnect Technology and battery supplier Simplo Technology are expected to ramp up their production numbers in the making of next-gen iPhones from June.
It is believed that TSMC will start creating semi-conductor chips for Apple's A11 processors on 10 June, ahead of its proposed mass production in the second half of July.
[Source: Economic Daily News via DigiTimes]