Despite rumors of production holdups, the next-generation iPhone won’t face a delayed launch, according to the latest report out of Asia. The new iPhone 8 will allegedly come in only three color options, with manufacturing hitting full swing next month.
Still, getting your hands on one might not be so easy.
KGI analyst Ming Chi Kuo told investors in a research note today that his sources indicate the iPhone 8 color options will be black, silver and gold. Previous rumors claimed the iPhone 8 will come with a mirror-like color option, but Kuo says that won’t happen.
The iPhone 8’s grand unveiling could happen as soon as next month, with the launch slated for a few weeks later. Apple is also expected to reveal the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus at the event, with designs and form factors similar to current iPhone models.
All the phones will supposedly launch on the same date, although the iPhone 8 will be in low supply at first. Kuo predicts Apple will only be able to produce between 2 million and 4 million during the quarter.
Production on the iPhone 8 is expected to ramp up quickly, though. An estimated 45 million to 50 million units could be produced this year alone. All of the new models will supposedly come with super-fast charging, but you’ll need to buy a special Lightning-to-USB-C cable to take advantage of it.