While Apple stays tight-lipped about its upcoming products, the rumor mill keeps coming up with new information almost every other day. Other than the iPhone 8, the Cupertino-giant is also speculated to release two more iPhones this year, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.
According to renowned tipster Benjamin Geskin, Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory has already started the trial production of the aforementioned devices. His Twitter post claims that the plant is working round the clock to launch the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus on time. So this means contrary to the majority of rumors, the iPhone 8 will be unveiled in September, just like every year.
If the tipster's tweets hold any weight, Apple should be in the very initial stages of production; only 200 units per day, as claimed by his first post. While his second tweet states that Apple has managed to come up with a "test machine" that has an under-display fingerprint scanner.
However, it should be noted that the tipster himself is not too confident about this last statement, as he uses the word "maybe".
Another possibility is that the alleged testing machine could be a dummy or concept device. So it goes without saying that you should take Geskin's tweets with a grain of salt. Truth to be told until we get any confirmation from Apple itself, more such leaks will surface in the upcoming days.
If the iPhone 8 indeed get launched on time, we would just have to wait for a little over a month from now. Hopefully, the device will go on sale from September as well.