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Analyst says iPhone 8 release schedule is on schedule; handset would be released in three colors

In further evidence that we can change our name to ?IPhone8Magazine? In the coming days, we have more speculation about the fabulous fate of Apple's future flagship smartphone. Now it's time for everybody's favorite analyst (Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities) to give some more insight into the issue.

According to the expert, who usually has very reliable information from inside Apple or from Apple's partners and makes very accurate predictions, the ?IPhone 8? to be announced in September with its two more modest brothers (which it seems to be called ?IPhone 7s? and ?IPhone 7s Plus?). More importantly, it will reach the shelves of the world alongside them, sometime in late September or early October!

Mockup of Comparison between iPhone 7, the ?iPhone 8? (mockup) and the iPhone 7 Plus

This is reassuring news, considering recent rumors that Apple would be having problems with the production line of its most expensive smartphone and that its release could be delayed by a few months. However, not everything to celebrate: according to Kuo, the amount of "iPhones 8" available at launch would be extremely limited, ranging from 2 to 4 million units available to consumers.

Perhaps the cropped screen is proving to be harder to manufacture than expected? No one knows, but the professional says these numbers will rise rapidly and Apple will be able to produce about 45 to 50 million units by the end of the year. By the way, while the ?iPhones 7s / 7s Plus? are already being assembled at full steam in Asia, the ?iPhones 8? would start production only in mid-September, which would explain the scarcity of devices available at launch. Of course, according to Kuo's words.

Beyond the release date, the analyst also states that the "iPhone 8" will be released, not surprisingly, in three colors: black, silver and gold; that is, this time we will see a spectacular new color on Ma's smartphone (apparently no ?golden copper?).

And to top it off, Kuo also said contradicting an information from himself that all models released in 2017 will support fast charging technology, although consumers may have to pay extra by buying a higher power wall adapter and a Lightning cable. USB-C, as with the iPad Pro.

, my friends and my friends, the time is coming

via AppleInsider