Sorry Apple fans, seems like the next-generation iPhone will break tradition and make you wait longer, just like what Samsung did to the S8.

According to 9to5Mac, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities has predicted that Apple could begin mass production for the upcoming OLED iPhone with a slight delay.

Kuo claims that production will likely be delayed to October or November as opposed to the usual August timeframe. But he still expects that both 7S models will arrive on time.

The reason for this? The rumored custom OLED panels, new 3D Touch modules and 3D sensing cameras are taking longer to make. Kuo goes on to speculate the delay will also likely leave a dent in Apple’s calendar year sales, indicating competitors could take advantage of the extra time Apple needs for production to launch their own bezel-less handsets to rival the new iPhone.

With that, we still expect Apple to announce the new iPhones during their annual keynote in September.


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