iPhone 8 release date, news, specs rumors: Revolutionary iPhone to sport bezel-less, OLED curved display; Mass production delayed?

The new iPhone 7 smartphone is displayed inside an Apple Inc. store in Los Angeles, California, U.S., last Sept. 16.  | REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Not long after the big iPhone 7 reveal last September, there are now speculations regarding the revolutionary iPhone 8, dubbed as such due to the handset model being released in time for the iPhone's tenth anniversary.

As of the meantime, it is rumored that Apple will be unveiling not two but three variants of the handset in 2017. It is also expected that all three variants of the iPhone 8 will be boasting an all-glass bezel-less body with curved OLED screen display. As for the mentioned OLED display feature, it has yet to be known if all variants of the iPhone 8 will have these new type of screen instead of the usual LCD. However, the rumors are rife that only of the iPhone 8 variants will be sporting an OLED display, Yibada reported.

Further supporting these rumored features of the iPhone 8 are the notes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The reputable tech analyst and leaker stated that the iPhone 8 will be coming in huge with a 5.8-inch screen. He also agreed that the 2017 iPhone handsets might be the first in the line to introduce OLED screen instead of the typical LCD screen. He also stated that the low-tier and mid-tier variants of the iPhone 8, or the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models, will be retaining the LCD screens. Only the high-end 5.7-inch iPhone 8 is expected to sport an OLED display.

Kuo also said that Apple is most likely to unveil an iPhone device next year that is made of all-glass materials, a huge revamp from the usual build of the iPhone devices. However, this change is not only for the aesthetics but also for the rumored wireless charging feature of the iPhone 8, Mac Rumors reported.

Lastly, there are speculations that the iPhone 8 might be released at a later date next year instead of the usual September to October launching. It appears that there are issues that need to be settled first before Apple can proceed with the mass production of iPhone 8 units. It is rumored that the mass production is delayed to late Q3 2017, or sometime in August or September. With this, the actual unveiling of the iPhone 8 may happen late October or November next year.