Apple will have to postpone the start of mass production of the new model iPhone 8 due to production difficulties, which could lead to a shortage of new smartphones at the start of sales. Sources in the supply chain indicate that shipments of new smartphones can experience issues.
Russian retailers fear shortage of iPhone 8 at the start of sales. The reasons for this are lack of production capacity Apple partners and the lack of OLED displays.
Sources fear a shortage of new iPhone despite the fact that the company responsible for the production of devices for the Californian giant, are already taking the necessary steps. In particular, Foxconn, Pegatron and Wistron to increase the staff in the factories that assembles iPhones.
Due to the shortage of OLED panels, for which Samsung is responsible, for the announcement from Apple will only be 3-4 million iPhone smartphones with such displays. Most likely, it will cause the company to postpone the start of sales of these devices at a later date.
In 2017 it is expected that Apple announces a radically new iPhone 8 with OLED screen and two “normal” models: iPhone 7s iPhone 7s Plus. The latter will be released in accordance with the traditional schedule.
Analysts do not exclude that from-for delays with the start of sales of the premium model, many potential buyers of new items can choose the flagship smartphone on Android.