The chipmakers in the Apple supply chain have noticed that the orders have accelerated in June 2017. Unfortunately, the suppliers for non-Apple devices have reported that the orders have slowed down lately and this is because device makers are currently waiting for the iPhone 8 and/or iPhone 7s.
HiSilicon and MediaTek have mentioned that they’re dealing with decelerating orders. In fact these companies are quite disappointed about the phone chip shipments that have been made outside the Apple “sphere” in the third quarter of the year.
The mentioned firms have claimed that orders for non-Apple devices should already “restarted” between April and August 2017. Instead, the suppliers don’t expect orders to rise again until the fourth quarter of 2017. With this being said, that will probably happen after Apple will finally launch its iPhones at the end of September 2017.
Many reports hinted production delays for the upcoming iPhone 8. This device is expected to come with an 5.8-inch OLED display (edge-to-edge), meaning that the physical home button will be removed and a virtual one will take its place.
Some rumors were suggesting that the new iPhones will come with a flexible circuit board that will feature Touch ID into the display, but this might create some issues. With that being said, Apple might just replace the Touch ID with the device’s rumored 3D facial recognition technology.
While the new iPhone 8 is expected to be released in September, reports say that there will not be many units that will be sold exactly after its launch. In other words, the iPhone 8 will get in hands of most customers sometime in October 2017 (or later).
Will you try to get your hands on the iPhone 8 as soon as it gets released or will you prefer reading some reviews about the smartphone before considering spending money on it?