Apple is reportedly planning to start the production of the new iPhone 8 earlier than expected, breaking all the standard norms as it plans to start the supply chain as early as June. The company expects record breaking sales with a rise of about 300 percent in the iPhone builds. Apple’s next-gen flagship handset is slated to come in an all-glass design with a stainless steel frame as well as an all-new OLED display.
It is believed that there is a little indication from the supply chain suggesting that Apple might gear up for the high demand of the long awaited iPhone 8 ealier than expected. Also, even though the production would start in June and not July, iOS users will have to wait until the traditional September release and not expect an early launch.
“Builds have been pulled in a few months while aggregate next generation forecasts have increased 10% from last month to 122M. Interestingly, our present reads suggest a 300% increase in iPhone 8/X builds in the June quarter, now sitting at 9M,” shared a report.
Following are the presumptions that can be expected in the new iPhone 8:
- Three premium 2017 iPhone models will be launched, including a new 5.8-inch model.
- All three new models will switch to glass body.
- Wireless charging will be introduced.
- LCD screens replaced by thinner, brighter, more efficient OLED panels (that might increase the cost drastically).