The iPhone 8 has been the biggest mystery in Apple history. OK, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but you get my point.
It seems like every week, there's contradicting information about when the new iPhone — rumored to be called the iPhone Pro — will be released. But now, we might have some clarity about when the elusive iPhone 8 will be here -- and it's a lot sooner than we thought.
A JP Morgan analyst suggests the iPhone 8 will most likely be released as early as September, 9to5Mac reports.
Whaaat?! That's sooner than many expected, but there's a small catch.
The iPhone 8 is predicted to be released in limited quantities in September — 2 million units, to be exact — and it seems like the limited release is all strategy. JP Morgan analyst, Rod Hall, talked about the iPhone 8's release in report obtained by 9to5Mac. An excerpt allegedly reads,
We expect a small amount of late September EMS output for the Pro model and then ramping production through October with target output levels achieved in late October/early November.
It's been reported a limited supply will work toward generating a buzz (more than there is already?) and will also help bring down the smart phone's anticipated price tag. After polling their readers, 9to5Mac also found that only seven percent were willing to dish out the supposed $1,199 the phone is worth.
Duh... You can do a lot with almost $1,200, so why would you waste it all on a phone?
The rest of the iPhone 8s are projected to be released in early November — just in time for the holidays.
So let me get this straight: I have to wait what seems like an eternity for the iPhone 8's first release, which is limited. If I can't get it then, I have to wait until November. Plus, new rumors say it won't come with wireless charging, and the iPhone will set me back around $1,200?!
I guess I really am staying with my current iPhone forever.