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Apple's Next iPhone Will Have Shortages Early On

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June 27, 2017

If you want the next iPhone on launch day, you’re going to have to order one as early as possible, according to new supply chain checks by Digitimes.

According to industry sources, yield rates for the OLED panels for the so-called “iPhone 8” continue to be low. Therefore, only between 3 million and 4 million units will be ready for shipment before the end of September.

Apple’s expected to unveil the long-rumored 5.8-inch handset at a press event in early September.

Earlier this month, Digitimes claimed that Samsung Display was preparing to supply Apple with 80 million OLED screens for the iPhone 8 before the end of the year. In this most recent report, a source suggested it would be difficult for Apple to ship up to 50-60 million OLED-based iPhones before the end of the year.

Who’s right? Regardless of the reason, new iPhones have traditionally been in short supply early in the sales process. Nonetheless, delays for the 2017 iPhone could be longer than average since it’s expected to feature the first redesign for the top-selling handset in three years.

Apple could announce three new handsets this year. In addition to the iPhone 8, a so-called “iPhone 7s” and “iPhone 7s Plus” are also possible.

See our iPhone roundup for more information.

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