Apple will start making its next generation smartphone, the iPhone 8 much sooner that was originally expected, according to a pair of reports on Internet. It is not clear if the altered schedule for production is due to Apple pushing forward its release date.
The move could show that Apple is planning to release its new iPhone earlier than it normally does, that it expects to sell far more of them or it is adding a number of changes making it longer for the phone to be made.
There is somewhat of an indication that the Cupertino, California based company is starting its production early according to analysts at BlueFin Research.
Apple’s new handsets should start production with suppliers during the early days of June, which is far earlier than normal, showed the same report.
What is not clear is if starting production earlier means the phone will be available for purchase any earlier than in the past. Instead, it could confirm a number of the leaks related to the upcoming Apple smartphone.
The phone could even take on a completely different name and is expected to have a number of design changes.
Amongst those possible changes could be the removal entirely of the home button, eliminating the bezel that is around the display of the phone and using materials to build the phone that have never been used prior to now on any iPhones preceding this one.
If the extreme changes are completed as rumored, it would likely need longer production time than prior smartphones and that means the schedule would have to start much earlier.
Apple in the past few years has unveiled its next generation iPhones at the start of September and then put them out for sale a few weeks later.
However, it has never committed publicly to keeping that same rigid schedule, moving it around during the early generations of the new iPhone. It even released some new models such as the iPhone SE far outside the normal dates for release.
Apple could be expecting far more demand for its latest edition of the iPhone, which some have referred to of late as its iPhone X.
Apple has kept the design nearly intact for the past three models released, which means a new updated version with extreme design changes could lead to higher sales.
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