Apple were expected to launch their new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus smartphones some time in September, although according to a recent report, one of the handsets will not launch until October.
Apple are rumored to launch three new iPhones this year, one 4.7 inch and one 5.5 inch iPhone with an LCD display and a new 5.8 inch iPhone 8 with an OLED display.
According to Apple analyst Brian White from research firm Drexel Hamilton, Apple will launch their new 5.8 inch iPhone later than normal, you can see an excerpt from his research note below.
Our contact strongly believes the 5.8-inch iPhone 8 will be delayed by several weeks due to challenges around the 3D sensing technology, but still in time for the December holidays. This is not the first time that we’ve heard about a potential delay with a new iPhone; however, our contact was so emphatic about the delay that we are taking this data point more seriously. Since it is only April, this situation could improve. Essentially, our contact believes customers will be able to pre-order the new 5.8-inch iPhone 8 along with the new 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones in September; however, the 5.8-inch iPhone 8 will not be available for delivery until several weeks later.
If this new information is correct then Apple will launch two versions of the iPhone 8 in September and will take pre-orders on the OLED iPhone 8 ahead of its launch in September.