The “iPhone 8” will apparently launch on time right along with the “iPhone 7s” and “iPhone 7s Plus.” That’s the good news from reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities first reported by AppleInsider.
A leak earlier in the week lines up with the three colors mentioned by Kuo - gold, black, and silver.
The bad news, so to speak, is that the “iPhone 8” will launch in very limited numbers. Here’s more from the report:
Kuo’s supply chain rumblings were shared in a research note obtained by AppleInsider. The KGI analyst, who has a strong track record in predicting Apple’s future product plans, indicated that the handset will come in just three colors: black, silver and gold.
Kuo said that all three new iPhones will be announced simultaneously in September, and will share the same launch date. However, he indicated that the so-called “iPhone 8” will be in extremely short supply at launch, with the supply chain expected to produce between 2 million and 4 million units this quarter.
Also, expect all three iPhone models to support fast charging, but users will need to make an additional purchase of a Lightning to USB-C cable and adapter.
If Kuo is correct, all three handsets will be unveiled sometime in September and hit the market soon after.
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