At this point, I'm ready to give Apple CEO Tim Cook a piece of my mind. The hype surrounding the iPhone 8 is crazy, and rumors are circulating constantly. So many different things have been said about its release date that no one can even keep track anymore. If Cook could throw us all a bone and give us a hint, it would quiet the speculation. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like that'll happen anytime soon, but — in the meantime — a new report allegedly has the inside scoop. Recent rumors surrounding the iPhone 8's release hint that it'll sadly be delayed until October or November.
Since 2007, the iPhone has completely taken over the mainstream smartphone industry. iPhones are exceedingly popular, and new releases always incite pandemonium. The iPhone 8 has people particularly excited, as it's expected to be loaded with innovative features. Even more, its release marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone.
Well, I'm here to tell you not to get too excited because the iPhone 8 may be delayed. The tenth-anniversary device is expected to have an OLED display, giving users a brighter, crisper viewing experience. OLED screens improve power consumption and are thinner and more flexible than the current LCD displays iPhones have, meaning that this new screen would be a major improvement for the iPhone. Unfortunately, an investor note from RBC Capital Markets alleges that there's a significant delay in OLED production that will curtail the release of the iPhone 8.
According to the report, the delay will likely mean that Apple will release the iPhone 7S, 7S Plus, and 8, but will release an OLED model of the 8 later. While we'd like to believe that the official release date is now going to be in October or November, this is still just a rumor. As more reports and announcements come in, we will hopefully have a clearer idea of the phone's actual release date.
To say this isn't the first rumor we've heard about a delay is an understatement. Just to recap the delays we've already reported:
On March 23rd, the iPhone 8 was reportedly going to be available in September — in limited quantities. For the majority of us, we'd have to wait awhile to get our hands on it.
On April 11th, the iPhone 8 was reportedly going to be out on time, but without a 3D camera.
On April 12th, Apple was reportedly considering removing the Touch ID feature to ensure the phone came out on time.
On May 2nd, it was rumored that Apple would for sure release the iPhone 8 — in 2018. Bummer.
So what does all of this mean? It means that the iPhone will be released when it's released, and we shouldn't trust every rumor we hear.