Apple may have to delay the launch of the upcoming iPhone 8 due to shortages in supplies, according to reports.
The company may have to postpone the release of the ten-year anniversary edition of the iPhone, originally expected to be unveiled in September, by one or two months because of supply constraints, according to Bloomberg.
The iPhone 8, which may be called the iPhone X, is expected to be completely redesigned. While the form of the phone is not clear yet, it could have an all glass body, edge-to-edge display and no home button.
Apple is rumoured to be working on three versions of the phone, including a 4.7-inch model, a 5.5-inch Plus size and a premium handset that has a screen size similar to the Plus but a body closer to that of the smaller phone.
In order to maximise space on the premium device Apple may embed the home button within the screen, in a similar way to how Samsung has designed the Galaxy S8, Bloomberg reports. It has also considered embedding the fingerprint sensor within the screen, but this could be too technically challenging to make it to the final product.
Apple is still testing different designs for the three iPhone 8 handsets, tweaking the way the phone curves at the edge and the material used on the back of the device, which could be glass, stainless steel or aluminium.
and come with a USB-C port instead of the Lightning port that has been a staple since the iPhone 5.
They could also run on a 10-nanometer chip, which would be more efficient and allow for a longer battery life than the current 16-nanometer ones used in the iPhone 7.