Tech leaker and renowned IT tweeter @OnLeaks recently wrote, "DVT started last month. PVT will start between June and July. Final mass production in August for September launch."
Apple's iPhone 8 release date has also been rumored to be delayed till 2018; however, it is still expected to be released this year in celebration of the iPhone's 10th anniversary.
It is reported that Apple will have a delayed product launch due to difficulties in receiving parts for the iPhone 8.
According to Business Insider, Apple is rumored to adopt a design that reduces the iPhone 8 bezel to raise the display instead of removing the home button. It will also be equipped with a three-dimensional (3D) fingerprint sensor and offer wireless charging capabilities.
YouTube channel, ConceptsiPhone has also unveiled a new concept teaser image of the rumored iPhone 8.
The most eye-catching feature of the iPhone 8's concept is the remote wireless charging. The industry expects the next iPhone will feature wireless charging by default.
Elad Dubzinski, Chief Executive Officer of Powermat, a wireless charging solution provider in Israel said, "With the recent announcement by Apple that wireless charging will become a standard feature in the next iPhone, we are finally at the threshold of mainstream adoption."
The market is dominated by the prospect that Apple will show a total of three iPhone models, including the new iPhone 8 with OLED panels and the updated version of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.