Apple's upcoming iPhone, the iPhone 8, 7s and 7s Plus, will be available in only three colors. Kuo previously said the iPhone would be available in a limited number of color, never mentioning the other two devices. Continue reading after the break.
Kuo believes Apple will begin production verification tests on the iPhone 8 in late August, leading to mass production in mid-September, which is earlier than his previous estimates that suggested mass production not beginning until the middle of October.
With mass production starting earlier, Kuo expects Apple to announce all three iPhone models simultaneously in September. He said:
The OLED version will be inshore supply as we forecast shipments in 3Q17 will be 2-4mn units or less. We do not think production of the OLED iPhone will pick up substantially before 4Q17; given strong demand, tight supply may persist until 1Q18 before improving much.