Apple’s iPhone 8 is probably the most anticipated smartphone to arrive this year. The iPhone 8’s hype has been around since last year because the device will represent the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. People are expecting new awesome features on the handset. Some critics predict that the device might be delayed because of its troublesome components. MacWorld UK, who rounded up all the rumors and leaks in one article this week, reported that according to KGI securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 8 official release date will be in September, just like the usual iPhone launch.

iPhone 8 will not be delayed, but will have limited stocks

Ming-Chi Kuo also said that Apple will be launching two new smartphones along with the iPhone 8. This will be the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus. Consumers who have been patiently waiting for the device for a long time should grab it once it goes on sale. Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the three devices will have limited stocks.

Apple is expected to have only 2 million to 4 million iPhone units on its launch. But according to a report from Apple Insider, the company will enter mass production for its new smartphones in September. The company aims to produce 45 million to 50 million units this year. Buyers that do not get the chance to buy the product in September can buy it in the Christmas season.

The company will produce 35 million to 38 million 4.7-inch iPhone 7S, and another 18 million to 20 million 5.5-inch iPhone 7S Plus.

iPhone 8’s rumored specs and design

The iPhone 8 is expected to feature an edge-to-edge OLED display screen. The upcoming smartphone might also have a higher screen resolution compared to the iPhone 7 Plus.

Details from the HomePod firmware reveal that the device will have a 5.15-inch display screen, and a 2436x1125 resolution.

The next generation iPhone might also feature an advanced facial recognition technology. The facial recognition feature is said to be more secure compared to the fingerprint Touch ID sensors. The facial recognition can read more data points compared to the Touch ID sensors.

Apple will also remove the physical home button of the iPhone 8 and replace it with a virtual button called the “Home Indicator.”

There is no doubt that the upcoming handset has impressive features compared to any other smartphones today. Consumers who were getting nervous about the 'expensive' rumors will find that it is not likely the new high-end device will retail for over $1000.