iPhone 8 won’t enter mass-production until months after launch

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We could be waiting a long time for iPhone 8.
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Want to be one of the first to get your hands on Apple’s big iPhone 8 upgrade this fall? Prepare yourself for disappointment.

According to a new report, the device won’t enter mass-production until months after its official unveiling, and only small quantities will be available at first.

iPhone 8’s main competitor will go on sale a month earlier

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The new Galaxy Note will go on sale early again this year.
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Samsung is again planning to launch its next-generation Galaxy Note handset early in an effort to get a head start on the iPhone 8 — a strategy that backfired in a big way last year.

A Samsung execu told South Korean media that the Galaxy Note 8 will get its big unveiling at an event in New York City in the second half of August.

iPhone 8 still on track for September launch

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The OLED revolution has begun.
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Worry no more about an iPhone 8 delay.

According to the latest rumors surrounding Apple’s next-generation smartphone, a launch will go ahead in September as originally planned. Analysts say they see no delays in the company’s supply chain, and still expect the iPhone 8 to enter mass production on time.

Apple could make us wait until November for iPhone 8

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iPhone 8 could arrive on time after all.
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Apple could delay the launch of its next-generation iPhone until October or November, according to a new report.

It is claimed the company has run into “technical issues” associated with its new curved OLED displays, which means we may not get the spectacular refresh we were expecting this September.

New iPads to arrive next month during first Apple Park event

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Apple Park will host its first event soon after opening.
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Apple will announce its next-generation iPad lineup next month during its very first event at Apple Park, according to a new report.

Sources say that production of the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro has been brought forward for the launch. The device is expected to be accompanied by an updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro and a more affordable 9.7-inch iPad.

AirPods supposedly land in Apple stores next week

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Is the wait almost over?
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Apple still hasn’t officially told us when its AirPods will finally become available, but according to one customer, some stores will begin receiving stock next week.

AirPods were originally scheduled to make their debut in October, but since Apple announced a delay, the company has kept quiet about when the wireless headphones will go on sale.

Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge bring better designs, incredible specs

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Welcome Samsung’s latest Galaxies.
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Mobile World Congress doesn’t officially begin until tomorrow — and yet Samsung has already stolen the show with its new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.

MWC-CoA-2016Packing improved designs that are IP68-certified for water-resistance, always-on displays, and stellar specifications, these are the South Korean company’s best smartphones yet.

Read on to find out what you get under the hood, and when they’ll be available.