Report: Apple to ship 5 million iPhone 8 units in the first batch, more units to ship in March 2018

Apple iPhone 8

Lots of rumors are doing rounds with respect to the upcoming Apple iPhone 8, a phone that is expected to be unveiled in a few months’ time.

Initially, many thought that the iPhone 8 would be released alongside the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, but recent reports have claimed that Apple is facing supply chain issues that mean the release will be delayed until December this year.

In fresh reports, industry chain news suggests that Cupertino will be shipping just 5 million units of the iPhone 8 in the first batch. This is not strange at all, especially since many reports have said that the company is facing difficulties as far as securing the right materials for putting together the flagship phone is concerned. This new report also goes hand in hand with recent claims that most markets will get the iPhone 8 in Q1 2018, which is when the second batch will be shipped.

The iPhone 8 is expected to feature drastic design changes, where a major shift to OLED panels is touted. The phone will also come with a full screen front panel and ditch the physical Touch ID in favor of on-screen fingerprint scanner. Other goodies that will be included on the phone are wireless charging, dust and water resistance as well as facial recognition, but all of these will come at a price, where the phone is expected to cost as high as $1000 – or even more in some markets.

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