The discontinuation is a bit of an out of character move for Apple due to the fact that the company normally tends to roll out frequent updates to all their latest and older smartphone devices.
The delay will not affect the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 7S models, the other two iPhone variants which are expected to be unveiled during the annual Apple event which happens during September.
More likely, says Arcuri, is a plan which will see Apple stick to its guns but release the iPhone 8 towards the end of the year, after revealing it in September. Considering this it looks like Apple is still fixing the official design for the iPhone 8. The report also includes a rather radical suggestion that the iPhone 8 will sport two battery backs in order to increase battery life. The device appears to have less bezels on both its left and right sides, while its top and bottom bezels look smaller compared to those in the now available iPhone 7.
It's a critical issue because Apple seems to be intent on establish a full-size display for its flagship new device, with a curved OLED display almost eliminating the iPhone 8's bezel. The rear cameras would also get a vertical alignment as opposed to the current horizontal configuration on the iPhone 7, though experts haven't said whether that improves your pics. According to sources from Foxconn (via iDrop News), the Touch ID sensor is going to be present beneath the display as well as have an invisible selfie camera. The crown is now with the Xiaomi Mi Mix, but let us see if that is passed onto a different handset this year. The first, being removal of the feature entirely from this iPhone. Now an analyst however claims that this new feature is unlikely to be ready in time, and could be pushed to the iPhone 8s.