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Apple iPhone SE review: Will it get a price cut?

Apple iPhone SE review: Will it get a price cut?

Although there is no official confirmation from Apple, a report from the Wall Street Journal claims that iPhone 8 will be unveiled on September 12.

The company is now accepting pre-orders for only a 50 per cent deposit to be one of the first people in the world to own a 24k gold embellished iPhone 8.

IHS, a firm that typically breaks down the bill of materials for each iPhone, said a year ago that the display in the iPhone 7 cost Apple about $39 each.

Apple Inc's new iPhone had hit production glitches early in its manufacturing process and could lead to supply shortfalls and shipping delays following its launch next week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. It's even possible the phone will launch at a slightly later date than the other two iPhones - updates to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus - that Apple is expected to introduce. That's up significantly from the $45 to $55 cost for the 5.5-inch LCD for the iPhone 7 Plus.

Forbes has also picked up the leak and points to a tweet by prominent tech leaker Evan Blass who vouches for the iPhone X naming convention.

If you've been patiently waiting to get your hands on the next generation iPhone - which is set to debut next Tuesday - you might have to wait a little bit longer than you were hoping for.

Apple iPhone 8 may pack the OLED display.

Before the high-decibel launch on September 12, here's a primer on everything we know of the phone so far. According to reports, the smartphone will have a curved OLED display. Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi have actually been able to establish partnerships with key supply chain partners and so they are able to bring things like bezel-free designs, full displays, Augmented Reality, in-house chipsets, advanced camera features, etc.

Moving the fingerprint scanner to the screen, however, will be tricky.

Up to 65 percent of iPhone sales in the second half of 2017 are expected to be via mobile contracts, compared to around 50 per cent in previous iPhone "S" model years.