At this point, we've remained as up to date on the iPhone 8's progress as we could have, but as rumored, it seems that progress has come to a screeching halt. According to Business Insider—"On Sunday, analysts from Deutsche Bank put out a research note that suggested the eagerly anticipated device might not be released in 2017, based on a report from ValueWalk. Report suggests no new iPhone 8 this calendar year," the bank's analysts wrote. "As we have written in previous [research notes], several supply chain reports have suggested that key component shortages and technical challenges could delay the release of a high-end iPhone 8 device this fall. We believe this report further underscores the uncertainty around the timing of Apple's next- generation iPhone model."
To be frank, this news isn't too upsetting to me. However, I can't remember the last holiday season where there wasn't a new iPhone out for millions of overly aggressive shoppers to fight to the death over. What are we all supposed to buy our 10-year-old cousins now?! A toy?! I think not.
I'm perfect content with my iPhone 6, but I do understand the importance to some people for keeping super up to date with the newest technology. It's like when I was a child and I need to have the newest Barbie Doll—except iPhones don't give women unrealistic waistline expectations (unless you download Instagram, that is).
Business Insider reminds us of the potential new features which does make this delay a bit more annoying, as it does sound pretty f'in awesome—"The iPhone 8 is expected to feature significant changes, including an almost edge-to-edge screen, no physical home button, a revamped camera, and some augmented reality functionality. Along with the 7s, it is expected to take advantage of an upgrade "super cycle" — huge numbers of Apple customers with old devices in need of an upgrade, likely leading to record sales."