The bad news is that when Apple reports fiscal third-quarter results on August 1, Huberty expects the technology behemoth to provide a fourth-quarter outlook that is below Wall Street’s consensus, because Huberty expects the new iPhone be shipped slightly later than typical, in October rather than September. Because the OLED display will cover most of the new iPhone’s front, it’s estimated there will be a 5.8-inch display (larger than the iPhone 7 Plus) in a smartphone that’s physically the size of the iPhone 7. The OLED iPhone is now expected to enter mass production in November – December.
According to Kelly, the renders that he and Nodus came up with are representative of what the final version of the iPhone 8 will look like, as opposed to early prototypes. Apple iPhone 8 could be priced more than $1000 at launch, according to some reports. The fund owned 37,826 shares of the iPhone maker’s stock after buying an additional 1,336 shares during the period. We will remind that this autumn the world will also see the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, which is a improved modification of the seventh generation of Apple devices, released nearly a year ago.
The touch ID integrated display is still in the making and Apple may choose not to implement the feature in iPhone 8. Moreover, the Cupertino tech-giant is expected to introduce three new variants with its iPhone device this year. As its name suggests, the RF PCB combines both rigid and flexible PCBs into a single board to conserve space- an important consideration given the competitive pressure companies face to cram more features and capabilities into a single smartphone.
Normally the launch of a new iPhone is a major generator of revenue for carrier’s. With this year being the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and AAPL facing pressure to light a fire under slowing sales, the iPhone 8 launch takes on even greater importance than usual. Reports have suggested Apple has struggled with 3D sensors and embedding a fingerprint reader into the display, leading to the delays.
Finally, the screen display is left with no bezels other than the edges, which means the home button is gone.