It looks like Apple will release the iPhone 8 in September after all. According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will launch at the same time. Previous rumor had suggested that iPhone 8 might not ship until late 2017.
Apple is said to begin production verification tests on the iPhone 8 in late August that will be followed by mass production in mid-September. Kuo says Apple will ramp up production in order to build 45-50 million million iPhone 8 units this year. He further stated that all the three 2017 iPhones will be available in just three colors – black, silver, and gold. This corroborates previous rumors that said iPhone 8 will not come in rose gold variant. Kuo also reiterated that all the three iPhones will support fast charging but consumers may need to purchase a Type-C power adapter to enable faster charging.
As mentioned earlier, the “iPhone 7s” and “iPhone 7s Plus” are expected to resemble the predecessors and feature the same LCD display while the iPhone 8 will come with an edge-to-edge OLED display. Just yesterday, an alleged iPhone 8 case offered a clear look at design of the phone from front without a home button.