According to rumored reports, Apple’s iPhone 8 production is set to begin way earlier than expected. This is not an official announcement, and so should be taken with a grain of salt.
According to analysts from BlueFin Research Partners, there is “some indication” that Apple is speeding up its production of the new iPhone.
According to the analysts, Apple’s suppliers will start putting together the new phone in early June, which is much earlier than usual.
So What Does This Mean?
Going into production earlier, however, does not necessarily mean they’re going to be released earlier.
Also, as per usual, all claims from analysts should be taken with a grain of salt. Analysts do indeed have an “inside track” on future products.
However, they also may have incomplete information or information that still may be subject to change or reconsideration.
The iPhone 8
The iPhone 8 is expected to have so many design changes that it may even take an entirely new name.
These changes could include the removal of the home button, removal of the bezel around the screen, and using entirely new materials to produce it.
It is possible that because there are so many planned changes, production would need to start earlier than usual.
Over the last few years, Apple had reliably released its iPhones on a particular schedule: unveiling them in September and then making them available for sale a couple of weeks after.
However, apple never officially committed to this schedule and so it’s possible this could change for the upcoming iPhone.
Apple could also be expected a demand increase for the new iPhone. Given that it may have huge changes as well, this would even further increase the expected sales of the phone.