The iPhone 8 could face delays at launch: WSJ

According to a Wall Street Journal report, Apple’s new iPhone 8 has run into manufacturing issues that will delay the smartphone’s production. Ryan Brooks reports.

Shares in Apple took a late knock on Thursday (September 8), after a report in the Wall Street Journal that the iPhone 8 has hit production glitches that could push manufacturing back by about a month.

The story says Apple could face shipping delays and supply shortages after the new phone makes its debut next week, a potential downer for fans as they look forward to the iphone’s 10th anniversary.

But analysts say even if that happens – it won’t be a game changer. Chatter about alleged production issued isn’t uncommon with ahead of an iPhone launch, and loyalty seen as being too strong for people to swap brands just because they have to wait a few extra months.

Meanwhile, the guessing game goes on as to what the iPhone 8 will have to offer Apple’s hungry consumers. Higher-res displays, better touch screen tech and wireless charging are all expected to feature, along with a thousand dollar price tag.