We have heard reports that Apple’s Iphone 8 could see supply constraints this year, but unfortunately it looks like things could be getting much worse. According to a recent report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he revealed that Apple is expected to begin mass production of the iPhone 8 only in October/November.
This is versus the usual timeframe that we have come to expect from Apple, which is where mass production typically takes place in August/September ahead of the iPhone’s announcement and launch. According to Kuo, the reason behind the delay is due to production difficulties.
The rumors are saying that Apple’s iPhone 8 will be packing a ton of new hardware features such as OLED display, 3D laser cameras, cameras for AR/VR, and also wireless charging. Apparently these “cutting-edge” components which are custom-ordered are harder to manufacture than expected, which is why the handset’s mass production could be delayed.