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Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 will launch in September after all, KGI says

  • The iPhone 8 will be announced and will launch in September at the same time as other iPhones, according to KGI.
  • Other reports have suggested the iPhone 8 will be delayed; instead, it appears stock will be limited.
  • The iPhone 8 is expected to be Apple's most high-end iPhone.

If you want to get the upcoming iPhone 8, you'll probably need to buy it the second it goes on sale.

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has been following the iPhone 8 in the supply chain all year, the phone will be unveiled and will launch at the same time as Apple's other two expected iPhones, the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.

Kuo warns that the device, which he once said was delayed, will be in extremely tight supply, with only about 2 million to 4 million units available, according to AppleInsider, which saw the note.

It's rather common for Apple's new iPhones to sell out of stock rapidly after they go on sale, sometimes taking weeks or months for additional supply to become available. That was the case earlier in 2017 when Apple launched the iPhone 7 Plus, for example, which ended up being more popular than Apple expected.

The iPhone 8 may be hard to get at first, but Kuo says Apple will ramp up production in order to build 45 million to 50 million iPhone 8 units this year, according to AppleInsider.

Kuo said the phone will launch in black, silver and gold, suggesting that rose gold isn't going to be an option.