OLED Display Issues Pushing iPhone 8 Release to Late 2017

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Speculating on what's in store for the next iPhone model

Patience, it seems, will be a virtue this fall when the iPhone 8 is announced because reports keep saying it won’t ship at the same time as the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. The latest report comes from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who says OLED production issues will keep the iPhone 8 from shipping until October or November.

iPhone 8 Dummy Model Backs Up Embedded Display Touch ID Sensor

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iPhone 8 production mockup backs up Touch ID embedded in the display

iPhone 8 mockups are popping up nearly daily, and the latest shows a physical model that’s in line with the designs we’ve been seeing over the past couple weeks. The model sports a glass front and back, vertical rear-facing camera lenses, but no Touch ID sensor on the back.

Bloomberg Backs Up iPhone 8 Big Screen Design Reports

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Latest iPhone 8 leaks back up full screen design without a physical Home button

Another report is out saying the iPhone 8 will sport an almost bezel-free display, and this time it’s from Bloomberg. This one backs up what we’ve already heard: A bigger display in an iPhone 7-size body, curved glass edges, OLED, and no physical Home button.

Apple and Robots, Latest iPhone 8 Leak - TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-14

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Robots are finding their way into our homes, and John Martellaro thinks Apple needs to set the bar for quality and security. John, along with Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple’s place in the personal robot market, plus they look at today’s iPhone 8 leak showing the Touch ID sensor embedded in the display.

New Images Show iPhone 8 with Touch ID in the Display

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iPhone 8 rendering with Touch ID sensor and front-facing camera embedded in display

Apple reportedly has two iPhone 8 designs in the works: one with the Touch ID sensor on the back, and the other with it embedded in the display glass. Yesterday’s leak showed the backside Touch ID sensor, and today we get to see what the version with the sensor in the display looks like.

Leaked iPhone 8 Schematic, Apple's Diabetes Blood Sensor - TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-13

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If the schematic that leaked today is real, Apple is putting the Touch ID sensor on the back of the iPhone 8. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on rear-facing smartphone fingerprint sensors, plus they look at a report claiming Apple designed a blood glucose sensor that doesn’t require a finger prick.

First iPhone 8 Schematics Finally Leak, Maybe

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Schematic supposedly from a Foxconn factory shows a schematic of the iPhone 8

The first of what claims to be an actual iPhone 8 schematic hit the web on Thursday showing a super-slim bezel for the display, and a Touch ID sensor on the back of the phone. Assuming the rendering is legit, the iPhone 8 will look a lot like Samsung’s Galaxy S8 smartphone.

Samsung Lands 2 Year Deal for Curved OLED iPhone Displays

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Apple signs two year deal with Samsung for iPhone OLED displays

Smartphone makers planning on using OLED screens are about to be in a bind because Apple just signed a two year contract with Samsung for the panels. Samsung will reportedly supply Apple with at least 70 million bendable OLED panels this year, and Samsung will take up the rest for itself.

Don't Look for iPhone 8 Until October or November

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Apple’s iPhone 8 may not ship until October or November instead of the September window we usually see. The reason for the later launch may be tied to production problems with the smartphone’s curved OLED display.

Weak Report Claims Touch ID Sensor Moving to the Back of iPhone 8

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Unsubstantiated report says iPhone 8 Touch ID sensor is moving to the back of the phone

A new report claims Apple is taking away the Home button on the iPhone 8 and moving the Touch ID fingerprint scanner to the back of the device. That’s something we’re already seeing on some Android phones, but that’s not the path Apple will take despite what we’re hearing from this new report.

New Report Backs Up iPhone 8 Flat OLED Display

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Speculating on what's in store for the next iPhone model

More sources are saying Apple is giving the iPhone 8 a flat OLED display with curved edges. That’s in contrast to earlier reports that Apple would use a curved display for the new phone, but fits with my expectation for what Apple really has in store.