Apple's iPhone refresh details get further confirmation
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If there are any lingering doubts about all of the rumors discussing Apple’s expected smartphone lineup this year, another report backs up most of our present knowledge of the upcoming iPhone 8. Nikkei Asian Review said that Apple will release their next iPhone in three configurations: a new 5.8-inch OLED version and two new smaller devices with LCD panels.
Previously, the publication reported that Apple was only introducing new 4.7-inch, 5-inch, and 5.5-inch iPhones and made no mention of a larger version. Despite its large screen, an investor note from KGI says that the largest configuration of the iPhone 8 will have a portion of the panel dedicated to a “function area,” making for about 5.15 inches of usable screen space.
Reports also say that the flagship iPhone 8 has ran into supply issues that are delaying production until September this year, around the time when Apple typically makes its new models available consumers. The main issue Apple seems to be facing at the moment is sourcing a particular OLED display part as the company has struggled to find suppliers who can fulfill their needs.
In addition to the more dramatic improvements said to be in the iPhone 8, Apple will also make minor improvements to the current iPhone 7 with the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus which are expected to enter production in July.