Apple’s culture of releasing new devices every September is likely to change. A research note from Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White has outlined a possible delay in the anticipated release of Apple’s iPhone 8. The release, which would have made a mark for the company’s 10th anniversary, is likely to happen later than September.

The delay, which White says has been occasioned by challenges on Apple’s new 3D camera, does not have a timeline. However, the analyst says it that it should be ready for the market before the December holidays.

Analysis of the delay and its impacts

Apparently, it is not the first time that iPhones are facing delays in their release. Looking at the current news from a different angle, there is a suggestion that Apple could announce the redesigned iPhone but delay putting it up for sale. That means only pre-orders for the new 5.8-inch iPhone 8 would be available for later deliveries.

The iPhone launch, if ever it takes place will be tagged as the biggest Apple has ever done in concealing iPhone 6. Apparently, the company has so many loyalists who are waiting to upgrade to the first truly new iPhone since it has never had such since 2015. The least that can be said is that perhaps Apple’s devices are almost too good such that people hardly replace them.

The 3D camera one of the banner features on the redesigned iPhone

Apple’s customer base is getting larger by the day. This is expected to upgrade sales of the new iPhone 8 once it is officially put on sale. However, it is also worth mentioning that its 3D camera has been redesigned. Apart from accommodating a number of advanced facial recognition, the camera will also be able to take 3D selfies; thanks to its OLED displays.

The camera is one of the features that Apple has been holding onto regarding its ambitions in augmented reality. The AR technology is one f those that Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is very fond of and will not stop talking about it.