There is no denying the fact that the Apple is well-known for its art of design which gives it a runaway success. It is in the air that Apple’s latest version of iPhone has problems with its biggest redesign. According to MacRumors’s report, Apple is actually facing with supply chain issues and design limitations.
These are the following problems of iPhone 8:
- Supply Chain Problems –
The biggest hurdle in Apple’s side with the latest iPhone 8 is its title feature. We are talking about the enlarged OLED display. KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo states that it’ll cause a record supply deficit at launch. In fact, the report states that the forecast shipments in 3Q17 will be 2 million to 4 million units only; that can create a shortage in supply. Production of the OLED iPhone may not pick up substantially before 4Q17; giving strong demand but limited supply may persist until 1Q18.
Apple sold 41million in Q3 2017 and despite only being on sale for a few weeks, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus generated revenue of around 25 million.
In the three generations of iPhone, iPhone 8 is the only remarkably redesigned, restricting it to 2-4 million units could cause chaos. Moreover, Apple sold over 45 million iPhones in Q4 2016 therefore if the stock remains tightly restricted until Q1 2018 as Ming-Chi Kuo predicts, then this coming Christmas period is under threat. The good news is that the much awaited iPhone 8 will be launched on its time.
- iPhone 8 Design Restrictions
The biggest limitation that has come out post the leaks of iPhone 8 is its flaws in design. The ‘cut-out’ top bezel design has limited Apple to just only three colors on offer. This is less what was compared to variants like black, jet black, silver, gold, rose gold and (Product) red that are currently available on other models of the phone. So far the phone is believed to be launched in black, silver and jet black while some have the opinion that gold could also be an option.
Now that wireless charging does seem like a revelation and it is fast too. There are many drawbacks since you don’t have lighting port now. The biggest question with iPhone 8 is that whether you can work with the all new ‘Face ID’ and say goodbye to the Touch ID. This is one area in terms of software where Apple really needs to be 100% one day.