In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the “iPhone” 8 will launch on the same day as the “iPhone 7s” and “iPhone 7s Plus,” though — as you could have guessed — quantities may be limited. The key points in his note:
All three smartphones will be announced simultaneously in September, and will share the same launch date (although it’s uncertain exactly when that will be).
The iPhone 8" will be in extremely short supply at launch, with the supply chain expected to produce between two million and four million units this quarter. The good news: production should ramp up quickly, reaching between 45 million and 50 million units this year.
Apple will produce between 35 million and 38 million 4.7-inch "iPhone 7s" units, and another 18 million to 20 million 5.5-inch "iPhone 7s Plus" handsets. Design-wise, they’re expected to resemble their predecessors: the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The iPhone 8 (shown in a fanciful mock-up) is expected to have an edge-to-edge OLED display, an even higher resolution than the iPhone 7 Plus, and advanced facial recognition technology that could replace Touch ID.