iPhone 8 release date – You could face a very long wait to own next Apple flagship iPhone

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THE iPhone 8 release date is likely to be as early as September but analysts have revealed this latest device may face delays due to the huge technical challenges of its new features.

The new iPhone 8 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2017.Apple’s next generation device is expected to feature a total overhaul with new design and major improvements under the hood.

A stunning edge-to-edge display, faster processor, upgraded camera and wireless charging are all rumoured in the 10th anniversary iPhone.There could also be a new colour coming for this all-new iPhone with recent speculation suggesting the device will arrive with a ‘mirror’ finish. Apple hasn’t confirmed a release date for the iPhone 8 and is unlikely to reveal anything until a few weeks before the launch.The US technology giant usually unveils its latest and greatest gadgets in early September and there’s no reason to think this year will be any different.

However, although an autumn launch looks almost certain, analysts are confident that the iPhone 8 won’t arrive until much later in the year.

They say that recent conversations with supply chain sources in China have revealed that the new technology tucked inside the iPhone could force Apple to delay the release date by around one month.

It’s thought that the new iPhone 8 could include a Touch ID sensor which will embedded under the screen.

This is something that Samsung failed to deliver when it launched its flagship Galaxy S8.

It’s thought the Korean technology giant was close to including this clever security feature but ran out of time perfecting it.

Now this demanding new technology could be causing Apple some issues as well.

Another rumour is that Apple will include facial recognition on the iPhone 8 and getting this to work with precision could also be delaying things.

With all these new features, the iPhone 8 is set to be hugely popular but, if these rumours are true, fans may have to be patient if they want to own one.

This wouldn’t be the first time Apple iPhone users have faced a wait to get the latest smartphone.

Last year saw the Jet Black model sell out across the UK with mobile operators quickly running out of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

The stunning colour had a 4-6 week shipping time with even Apple’s own website struggling to keep up with the huge demand.

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