The upcoming flagship smartphone of Apple for 2017, the iPhone 8, will arrive in September, according to a report from one Jp Morgan analyst. However, the latest iPhone model will come in limited quantity.

No delay, but limited numbers of iPhones in September

According to JP Morgan analyst Rod Hall, while there were initial delays in manufacturing the iPhone 8, Apple’s tenth-year anniversary gift to its customers, there will be no delay like earlier rumors suggested. However, Apple's pushing through with its usual release month of September will be seen in numbers, literally.

“We expect a small amount of late September EMS output for the Pro model and then ramping production through October with target output levels achieved in late October/early November,” Hall said according to CNBC. The exact number of iPhone 8 units to be sold has yet to be determined.


Selling Price

Aside from limited units, the cost of iPhone 8 is expected to increase to $1,100. This is a $100 increase from what was reported earlier related to iPhone 8’s pricing.

The increase in pricing was a result of higher production costs. The high price is seen as one of the critical factors that will determine the demand for the upcoming Apple smartphone. In addition, it is noted that “Apple’s pricing strategy is likely to be aimed at spreading this replacement cycle over two years given totally new product categories like AR are likely still a few years out,” according to 9to5Mac.

Features and Specifications

Expectations on iPhone 8 are very high considering it will be Apple’s tenth-year anniversary gift to its loyal consumers.

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As such, top-of-the-line features are expected to be integrated into the Apple smartphone. One of them is the wireless charging feature. However, this feature will not be available at launch.

Lately, rumors suggest that the iPhone 8 package will only include a wall charger. Insider sources from Apple point to the first major update of iOS 11 as the starting point where wireless charging can be used. Speaking of having a wall charger in the package, the wireless charging accessories will be sold separately.

Meanwhile, Slash Leaks posted an image of what they said is allegedly the back casing of iPhone 8.


Based on the image, the Touch ID Sensor will now be placed at the back of the phone, which is just like Samsung Galaxy S8. If this is true, it will dispel earlier rumors that the fingerprint sensor could become part of the OLED Display itself. This also means there will be no more Home button.