Apple's new iPhone is under production now!

James Marshall
August 9, 2017

Rumors that the iPhone 8 release date will be delayed have popped up every once in a while, but a reliable Apple insider looks to debunk these claims once and for all.

On the other hand, the other two new iPhones, likely to be called iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus, are already in mass production, and Apple should be able to produce 35-38 million of the former and 18-20 million of the latter.

However, keep in mind that just because the production phase of the iPhone 8 has started, it does not mean that issues are not going to be encountered during this phase.

If latest reports are to be believed, KGI Securities claims that Apple iPhone 8 will come out in three colors only and that the immensely-anticipated smartphone will go into mass production in mid-September.

The sources reveal the iPhone 8 will support fast charging and wireless charging but may require both a USB Type-C adaptor and wireless charging pad as additional purchases to access these features.

For the pricing, reports suggest that Apple could charge a starting price of more than $1,000 for its new high-end iPhone 8. In comparison, Apple sold 41 million iPhones in its third quarter, with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus accounting for 25 million units despite only being in the market for a few weeks. So, it indicates that Apple is definitely supposed to face massive supply deficit of the iPhone 8.

While it's not certain that auto-silenced notifications will appear in the shipping version of iOS 11, or even that the code refers to eye detection, the known presence of facial recognition on the "iPhone 8" would make that feature relatively easy to implement.

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