As Apple is preparing to celebrate iPhone’s 10th anniversary, the highly anticipated iPhone 8 will herald several changes when it rolls out in September. As the Cupertino based tech company is still dealing with the smartphone’s various production issues, a new report claims that the upcoming mobile device will be up for grabs in limited number.

Smartphone with Touch ID feature

According to Apple Insider, Rosenblatt Securities analyst, Jun Zhang, said in a note that the smartphone’s production wouldn't seriously kick off until the end of September. However, the analyst claimed that the iPhone 8 would be available with Touch ID. Zhang made it known that the Touch ID feature is iPhone 8’s main cause of the delays.


As the tech company will deal with the issues before the mobile device rolls out, supply should increase immediately.

Nonetheless, the analyst expected the tech company to launch 25 million iPhone 8 units in the third quarter, and 60 million more units in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, the analyst’s report failed to mention the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus but does note an iPhone 8 Plus model.

Price of the device

Regarding the price, a new report from Forbes claims that the pricing of the mobile device could start at $1,100 to $1,200, with the company offering the smartphone in 128GB and 256GB of storage configurations. Nonetheless, CNBC reported that analysts at the financial services company, UBS, believe that Apple fans wanting to upgrade to the new handset will result in huge sales, which will cause an upward movement in the tech giant’s share price.

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The majority sales of the iPhone 8 will come from individuals upgrading their iPhone 6.

Nevertheless, the upcoming iPhone will come along with a 5.8-inch OLED edge-to-edge display, Apple A11 chipset, vertical rear dual cameras, support for LTE speeds up to 450Mbps, P2P payments and iOS 11 with improved intelligent personal assistant, Siri. The smartphone will also boast an all-glass construction design.

As competitors, such as Samsung, have already offered wireless charging to their flagship smartphones, hints from within the company’s supply chain suggest that Apple could follow the trend.

However, KGI analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, predicted that the battery of the 10th anniversary iPhone would likely feature a two-cell design with an L-shaped format.


Kuo suggested that the device’s battery will come along with several advantages, such as giving other components space.