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Deutsche Bank Warns iPhone 8 Sales May Fall Well Short Of Expectations

Deutsche Bank Warns iPhone 8 Sales May Fall Well Short Of Expectations

Apple's trials and tribulations over the upcoming iPhone 8 have been well documented thus far and a new report this evening from Fast Company continues that trend.

If Apple engineers can't get it to work, the report says, the company might ship the iPhone 8 without the feature turned off and then turn it on in a software update after the smartphone's release.

And now it's rumoured that the Apple iPhone 8 could feature a brand new "mirror" colour.

The analysts said problems with fingerprint and 3D sensors were to blame for the delay, according to CNBC.

The iPhone 8 is a big release for Apple as it will be 10 years this year since the release of the original iPhone and this years handset is expected to come with a wide range of upgrades. One of the biggest features - and hardest to engineer - is wireless charging, which reportedly could now be offered via a separate accessory case if not ready in time.

According to company insiders, the issues are with the software used to run each, meaning the iPhone might go on sale with the features disabled until a software update is issued at a later date. It is perhaps even more critical for the 3D sensor as it is believed to replace the functionality of Touch ID, which may not make it to the final iPhone 8.

Fortune confirmed that Apple Inc. would use OLED technology in its new iPhone series.

Apple allegedly struggling to get the software working smoothly on the iPhone 8. This time, however, it isn't the new hardware that's the problem but the software using those hardware.

A pair of fresh reports have arrived pointing to iPhone 8 production challenges, and appear to be preventing Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) shares from taking part in a Wednesday tech rally.

The source believes Apple will likely have the 3D software working in time.

Included in the list of woes the company is apparently facing is wireless charging.

The iPhone 8 is expected to be unveiled this September, but it looks like Apple is struggling to beat its deadline. That's a bit troubling considering that September is fast approaching and it seems very late in the game that Apple is facing these types of issues.

However this has been disputed by recent suggestions that the iPhone 8 could retail around £560, with the 64GB version between £685 and £725. Everyone who wants a new iPhone now has one, basically, and the market for all types of smartphones is nearly saturated, according to Deutsche Bank analyst Sherri Scribner. Because of this, it has yet to decide on where to place the Touch ID fingerprint reader.


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