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We have some bad news for iPhone 8 lovers

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We have some bad news for iPhone 8 lovers 
If you are also waiting for the new upcoming flagship phone from Apple, iPhone 8 or iPhone X hat ever you call it, then be ready to increase your wait period by month or so.





Apple will launch a redesigned iPhone this fall. Current rumors suggest it will be very desirable, with a bigger screen in the same size chassis, glass casing, and a new kind of 3D camera.

But there's increasing evidence that the redesigned iPhone, often called the iPhone 8 or OLED iPhone, could be announced in September but delayed until later in 2017 - perhaps by several weeks, according to a research note from Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White distributed to clients on Friday.






"First off, our smartphone contact believes the 3-D sensing technology and OLED displays will only be offered with the 5.8-inch iPhone 8," White said in a note emailed to CNBC. "However, our contact strongly believes the 5.8-inch iPhone will be delayed by several weeks due to challenges around the 3-D sensing technology but still in time for the December holidays."

Apple's iPhone is expected to employ 3-D sensors to take advantage of new augmented reality technology.

White's note follows a similar report out of Apple's supply chain earlier this week, which also suggested the iPhone 8 will be delayed for similar reasons. There's still some good news, though.





White said that customers should still be able to pre-order two of Apple's new iPhone 8 models, including a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch model, in September as usual. Those phones won't have all of the fancy new trimmings that the 5.8-inch model will have, however, which means iPhone enthusiasts will need to wait longer for the latest and greatest device.






The 3D camera is expected to be a banner feature on the redesigned iPhone, which is expected to launch alongside two other new models that are more similar to the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Drexel's research suggests half of the iPhones Apple plans to manufacture will be the new, redesigned model.

The 3D camera will be critical for Apple's ambition in augmented reality, a new technology that mixes the real world with computer graphics, that Apple CEO Tim Cook is fond of discussing in public. White also suggests that the 3D camera could have a facial recognition feature that won't be fooled by a photo, like a bug that's affected Samsung's new Galaxy S8.


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