Recent years, Apple has traditionally unveiled the new generation iPhone in September, while sales of smartphones started a few weeks after the announcement. But it is not excluded that this year the usual schedule of the company will be revised and cupertinos will postpone the beginning of sales iPhone 8 until October or November. While the novelty may lose one of the key functions of the current models.
As reported by Pacific Crest Securities, citing its own sources, Apple and parts suppliers have experienced problems in the production of iPhone 8. Although rumors about problems with the release of “Apple” novelties appear almost every year, this time they can have a reason.
According to insiders, Apple has faced problems in the integration of the fingerprint module in the touch screen smartphone. Now there are several variants of development of events is to delay production of the iPhone 8, or completely abandon the biometric module in smartphones. If the company is not able to resolve the problem over the next few months, the launch of the “eight” will have to wait.
The publication indicates that Apple now rely on the company Synaptics, involved in the creation of biometric modules. The lack of reliability of a component is stopping the company to make a presentation in September on time. If Apple fails to correct the problem is the fingerprint scanner will have to remove it and rely solely on new technology to identify users by their faces.
Another indirect confirmation of the existence of problems with the Touch ID module is the absence of Apple orders for optical fingerprint scanners.
According to unconfirmed reports, the iPhone 8 will be radically different from the current generation of Apple phones. It is expected that the novelty will receive a “frameless” OLED screen, the revolutionary front camera with face detection function, but also will lose the Home button, on change which will come “functional area” located below the main part of the screen.