Apple iPhone 8 may be delayed
A new report says delays in getting the iPhone 8 into consumers hands look likely
iPhone 8 delay Although Apple is rumored to be putting the iPhone 8 on sale this fall, buyers may not get their hands on the newest Apple smartphone for several weeks. So says a Drexel Hamilton research report via MacRumors which notes that while the iPhone should be delivered by the winter holidays, consumers (and investors) should expect a delay of "several weeks due to challenges around the 3D sensing technology..." This 3D technology refers to abilities including facial and iris recognition—being able to identify a user through biometrics that don't come into immediate contact with the phone, like a fingerprint, but can be read, and interpreted from a distance.
Apple has yet to make any announcement about an upcoming iPhone. However, a new order for 70 million OLED screens is helping to cement expectations that an iPhone 8 will be debuted this year, which also marks the 10th anniversary of one of Apple's most famous products.
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