The iPhone 8 is going to be announced on September 12 (probably), but another report indicates it may arrive on store shelves at some point after the iPhone 7s launches.
TechCrunch‘s latest report, citing unnamed “trusted sources,” states that the iPhone 8 is scheduled to “ship out at a later date,” when compared to the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. While it’s expected to arrive later, the report doesn’t indicate just how much later it will be, saying it’s unclear when the arrival will land.
“It's unclear how long will separate the availability of the two different versions. Several reports have surfaced over the last few weeks pointing to supply issues and production glitches that could be the reason for the delay.”
With the unveiling of new iPhones scheduled for September 12, pre-orders are expected to start going live as early as the following Friday, on September 15. The report itself doesn’t say whether or not pre-orders for the iPhone 8 will go live at the same time. For those waiting to see how the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus shape up, it looks like those devices will still be launching before the end of September.
An earlier report from today from The Wall Street Journal, stated that Apple had been facing a delay in production, by at least a month, due to the heavy demand for the new iPhone 8’s design. With these two reports combining today, and considering how many times we’ve heard in the past that the iPhone 8 would be delayed, it’s starting to look like it may actually be possible this year.