Latest iPhone 8 rumours claim free AirPods included in the box

Contradicting all the previous speculations, a new report from Economic Daily News claims that both the iPhone 7s and iPhone 8 will be following the usual launch pattern of Apple.

The different subcontractors of Apples for its iPhone 8 would thus be able to overcome the technical obstacles that delayed the production of the future headed smartphone. Here to dismiss these allegations is a new report out of China which states that everything is on schedule.

In addition, the report said circuit-board suppliers Zhen Ding Technology and Kinsus Interconnect Technology have "managed to improve the yield rates of [substrate-like printed circuit board], paving the way for volume production of the SLP materials in June".

The report further adds that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will fabricate wafers needed for the pruction of A11 processes on 10 June and the delivery will begin in the second half of July.

What's more, assembly giants like Foxconn and Pegatron are said to be accelerating the recruitment and training of new workers ahead of iPhone 8 mass production.

Apple's next iPhone release date has been a subject of debate, and it doesn't look like it'll be solved anytime soon. The rumours around the latest iPhone are already making rounds through various tech publications for a while now.

iPhone 8 is also expected to be launching alongside iPhone 7s. We'll hear Apple's 'official word on this in September, when the iPhone event takes place.

Apple (AAPL) is largely dependent upon the iPhone to goose its top and bottom lines. Hype around the iPhone 8 is at an all time high; there's no way Cook and The Boys are going to miss out on this. Although, we're not expecting Apple to place the Touch ID as weirdly as Samsung did. According to him, the iPhone 8 would sport a 5.855-inch display rather than an edge-to-edge display.

The source mentioned that it's likely for Apple to go with a fingerprint scanner design that utilizes the OLED screen instead of a dedicated physical button.

So, things are looking good on the supply chain side, but what about assembly - the next stage in producing the iPhone 8?

  • Latoya Cobb