Several reports from various sources agree on the same thing: the iPhone 8 could suffer a delay in shipments .
New iPhones are always scarce the first few weeks, and this premise is likely to remain true with this new version. By staggering the launch and selling a phone at a much higher price, Apple could relieve some of the pressure on its supply chain , but not enough.
The first report comes from The Wall Street Journal, which gives us a reason for this delay. Apparently, Apple wanted to integrate the Touch ID into the screen at first, but due to technical problems the company was forced to make a decision and remove it after several tests. Therefore, a delay in the manufacturing process of almost one month was created.
According to trusted sources at TechCrunch, the Apple OLED screen phone will go on sale later , instead of coming out with the other two phones the company will be presenting. They are not clear about the time frame between the two releases:
Finally, as indicated by Macerkopf.de, German mobile operators have been informed by Apple that the company is planning to start accepting reservations for the iPhone 8 three days after the announcement next Tuesday, with actual sales scheduled to start one week later, on Friday, September 22nd.
Which one to trust then? What is clear is that the supply of the iPhone 8 will be less than the other two models, even though the demand will be much greater. Consequently, we may see a delay in deliveries similar to what happened for example with the iPhone 7 Jet Black, which arrived a few weeks later than the other models.