Numerous reports have suggested that premium smartphone makers Apple will not be releasing a new device this year.
Anticipation for the iPhone 8 has been increasing following Samsung’s successful launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8, with many eager to see how Apple would counter its main competitor.
There have already been a ton of rumors as to what the iPhone 8 would showcase, including augmented reality features, new Touch ID tech, OLED display, and edge-to-edge panel design.
These new additions have reportedly caused production delays, with reports now saying that the iPhone 8 – which is meant to be an anniversary edition – would not be available till early 2018.
Business Insider cites supply chain sources to suggest that “key component shortages and technical challenges could delay the release of a high-end iPhone 8 device this fall.”
These delays will reportedly not affect the iPhone 7s, which will arrive on schedule in September 2017.