Despite rumors claiming the contrary, there will be no delay in the launch of the iPhone 8, claims China’s Economic Daily News.
Citing sources in the downstream supply chain, the newspaper says new iPhones will start selling in October, and not as late as 2018 as some reports have claimed.
The new report cites sources at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, printed circuit board makers Zhen Ding Technology and Kinsus Interconnect Technology, and battery supplier Simplo Technology.
TSMC will reportedly begin production on the new A11 chip on June 10, and will deliver the finished components to Apple in the second half of July. Zhen Ding and Kinsus both seemingly ran into early problems with yield rate of their printed circuit boards, but managed to overcome them. They will reportedly begin volume production in June.
In addition, iPhone assemblers Foxconn Technology, Wistron and Pegatron are all ramping up recruitment and training of employees to put together the new handsets.
Yes, there’s plenty that can go wrong between now and October, but it’s certainly promising to hear that we won’t be waiting ages to get our hands on the new iPhone.
Want more info about the upcoming phones? Read this: Everything we think we know about the iPhone 8.