First off, our smartphone contact believes the 3-D sensing technology and OLED displays will only be offered with the 5.8-inch iPhone 8,” White said in a note emailed to CNBC. “However, our contact strongly believes the 5.8-inch iPhone will be delayed by several weeks due to challenges around the 3-D sensing technology but still in time for the December holidays.
There is some bad news for apple fans as Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White (via CNBC), claims that Apple’s expected high-end 5.8-inch model in the new iPhone 8 could be delayed beyond September due to difficulties related to the 3D sensing technology rumored to debut on the device.
Several reports in recent months have indicated that Apple is planning to use 3D sensor technology, possibly in combination with both the front and back cameras. That could allow for facial recognition, augmented reality applications, and other features that Apple has shown interest in
The 3D sensing tech and OLED displays, as White notes, are expected to only be offered with the 5.8-inch iPhone 8. For that reason, the other models expected in the next-generation iPhone lineup, including upgraded 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch models similar to the current generation devices, should be available in September without delay.
Lets hope the apple figures out the issues and releases the device on time.