10th Anniversary iPhone Buzz: Late, Expensive, Possibly Awesome

10th Anniversary iPhone Buzz: Late, Expensive, Possibly Awesome

By John P. Mello Jr.

Jul 18, 2017 11:05 AM PT

With September fast approaching, speculation has begun to roil about the next generation of iPhones, particularly the iPhone 8, or whatever Apple decides to name its special 10th anniversary edition of its smartphone.

However, fans aching to get their hands on the iPhone 8 may have to ache longer than those upgrading to the expected new iPhone 7s and 7s Plus models, if Monday’s report in DigiTimes is correct.

The iPhone 8 won’t ship until the November-December time frame, the Taiwan-based trade newspaper reported, and even then it will be available only in low numbers.

Yield rates at the companies manufacturing the phones have not yet reached levels to warrant mass production runs, DigiTimes said.

Production of the more conventional 7s and 7s Plus models is one to two months behind schedule, it added, with full-scale production not expected until August.

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