Many people in the recent months (present company included) have had their doubts about Apple's ability to produce the iPhone 8
in time for its traditional mid-September launch window. And this has all to do with the tons of sketchy analyst predictions that have been flying around recently, such as this one
from Bank of America, or this other one
from Morgan Stanley (which directly contradicts its own words
from just a month earlier).
But while limited device supplies still aren't completely out of the question
, the chances of Apple delaying what will probably be the biggest iPhone launch since the original one ten years ago are — to put it mildly — slim.
And according to the generally reliable leakster @OnLeaks, mass production of the device has already started: