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Problematic 3D Sensor to Delay iPhone 8 Launch to November

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iPhone 8 launch might get moved to November due to technical issues

By now, many are expecting to get a glimpse of the upcoming iPhone 8 sometime in September this year. According to earlier reports, Apple is set to unveil the said phone along with the updates for the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. However, it would seem that this will not be the case after all. A new report suggests that Apple might delay the iPhone 8 release to anywhere between October and November this year.

According to Digitimes, Apple is currently having some technical difficulties with the 3D sensor that will go with the iPhone 8. This sensor is said to be used for the 3D facial recognition feature of the phone. Furthermore, it will also help in applications requiring augmented reality or AR as well as virtual reality or VR.

In the said report, it would seem that Apple is having a hard time merging the OLED display glass and the 3D sensor. The issue lies in the lamination process that is used to merge the two together. Because of this, Apple might decide to delay the release of the iPhone 8.

iPhone 8 launch might get moved to November due to technical issues

iPhone 8 concept (via macrumors.com)

Right now, there are no means of verifying the validity of these claims. Readers are urged to take this bit of news with a grain of salt.

The iPhone 8 is said to be a revolutionary phone. Apple fans somehow know what to expect on how the phone would look like because of countless leaked third-party renderings. In addition to this, Samsung just released the Galaxy S8 which uses a similar curved OLED display.

The iPhone 8 is said to be priced beyond $1,000 on its release. This is due to the various rumours about the improvements that Apple has put into the phone. Apart from the curved OLED display and 3D facial recognition, the phone will also be waterproof and capable of wireless charging. As mentioned earlier, Apple is rumored to feature many AR applications with the iPhone 8. For more updates on the iPhone 8, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.

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