If you’re a die-hard Apple fan, and if you especially love their flagship line of smartphones, the iPhone, then you know that the first installment in the line launched ten years ago, in 2007. Therefore, 2017 is the year that marks the iPhone’s tenth anniversary, and the company announced to celebrate it in style, with the launch of an all new smartphone that will be named either the iPhone 8 or iPhone X.
The phone was rumored to be all that the Samsung Galaxy S8 failed to be, especially because the coveted in-screen fingerprint scanning technology would have allegedly been ready for use on various makes and models of smartphones by its launch towards the last trimester of 2017. However, it seems that things are not so bright anymore as far as the much-expected launch is concerned.
The new iPhone 8 or X was supposed to be a technologically spectacular gadget that would be fitting to stand as the product that marks the beloved phone’s 10-year anniversary. However, it seems that Apple has already encountered some bumps in the road when it comes to the device’s manufacturing line. According to anonymous sources, the only phones launching this year will be the iPhone 7S and the iPhone 7S Plus, with the iPhone 8’s launch date being pushed back later in 2018.
However, Apple has reportedly thought up somewhat of a solution to this impending crisis they’re facing. While the iPhone 8 will officially be launched in 2018 if we were to believe recent rumors, the company will most likely start taking orders towards the end of 2017 for the phone, and then subsequently ship them in the first months of 2018. We’ll just have to wait and see how this whole situation unfolds. After all, these are only rumors and should be taken with a grain of salt.