Because of that users might wait or could shift interest to the family of iPhone 7s which should be released during the same launch potentially capping shipments of iPhones during the last quarter of 2017. According to the report, the new model will not have 4mm bezels around the display. The new model will presumably include the same Lightning connector that's already part of current iPhone models for charging and wired headphones.
Both Zhen Ding Technology and Kinsus Interconnect Technology, and battery supplier Simplo Technology, have reportedly managed to improve to the yield rates of SLP (substrate-like PCB) products which will allow for volume production of materials in June. Their delivery into the chips is expected to start in the second half of July.
But perhaps most convincingly, Apple's main contract manufacturers, including Foxconn and Pegatron, are "accelerating the recruitment and training of new workers in China in preparation of the new iPhone, the Economic Daily News report says".
Though the iPhone 8 and its cohorts don't seem to be facing production delays, it's worth pointing out the new iPhones' sale dates are being circled for sometime in October.
A JPMorgan analyst (via 9To5Mac) suggests that the OLED display will be edge-to-edge only horizontally and not vertically.
According to the same report from JPMorgan, Apple is still not sure about the way it will introduce the Touch ID into the front panel of the device.
Following the release of iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s this year, Apple is also battling a legal spat with Chipmaking Company Qualcomm. Considering the negative feedback this design decision has gotten, it's clear that Apple fans don't want to see it in the iPhone 8, too.
The newest designs for the iPhone will add an extra cost to the phones. Exciting leaks, rumors and speculations that are spreading online about the iPhone 8 are also causing its predecessor's sales to drop. All three smartphones are expected to be revealed this coming September. On the other hand, the iPhone 7s series will be made up of glass and aluminium and will retain the aluminium sides.