>> Shares in Apple taking a late knock on Thursday 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 tenth anniversary. But analysts say even if that happens, it won't be a game changer. Chatter about alleged production issues isn't uncommon ahead of an iPhone launch. And loyalty's seen as being too strong for people to swap brands just because they have to wait an extra few 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 touchscreen tech, and wireless charging are all expected to feature, along with $1000 price tag.