iPhone 8 has according to multiple reports been been facing many hiccups ever since early reports of its existence started cropping up, and the 10th anniversary edition has reportedly landed itself in fresh trouble. The latest leaks indicate that Apple employees are working in a state of panic, as new issues surrounding wireless charging and the 3D front camera have arisen, and it may cause a delay in the launch of the iPhone 8. Another (rather sketchy) report claims that the Cupertino giant is still in a dilemma over Touch ID integration, and if it is missed, Apple may ditch Apple Pay as well. Even amidst all these rumours, Wall Street is very bullish about the iPhone 8, however Deutsche Bank analysts thinks it’s an overly optimistic view to keep at this point.
Starting with the technical issues, Apple is now said to be facing new issues with wireless charging and 3D front camera, reports Fast Company. These aren’t hardware issues, but software ones, that Apple employees are feverishly trying to solve. The report claims that if these issues are not solved, the phone may see delivery delays and even launch with many features disabled at first. To fix this, Apple employees are now reportedly working in ‘a state of panic.’
“The company has been working feverishly to fix software problems in its hotly anticipated 10th-anniversary iPhone that could ultimately cause production and delivery delays, the source says. If the software problems aren’t resolved quickly, the new flagship iPhone could even launch with major features disabled,” the report states.
A separate report from Business Insider claims that a fresh note from Deutsche Bank analysts Sherri Scribner, Adrienne Colby, and Jeffrey Rand suggests that Wall Street is overly optimistic about iPhone 8 sales, and it most likely will not break the record of iPhone 6 sales in 2015. “The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cycle in 2015 was the real supercycle, according to the analysts, who wrote that “everything went right for the iPhone 6 cycle.” Sales went well for Apple due to a number of advantages that will not repeat including a bigger screen and the addition of China Mobile as a new carrier,” the note explained.