Apple hits iPhone 8 ‘panic mode’? Get real

“A spate of breathless reports claim Apple is in some kind of ‘panic mode’ because some unannounced features of a product the company hasn’t yet announced are apparently behind some (unrevealed) schedule,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “It’s the same thing every year these days. It’s incredibly predictable.”

“It goes like this: Having reported every claimed product feature people then switch to criticizing all those features, and – when the shelf life on ‘anti-reports’ of this kind time out, the self-same sources swiftly shift to shuffling speculation saying such-and-such features will apparently be ‘delayed,'” Evans writes. “Seriously!”

Fast Company claims its Apple source is describing a ‘sense of panic’ inside the company as team’s rush to bring all the new technologies together,” Evans writes. “I’d argue that one person’s sense of panic is another person’s sense of excitement and/or optimism.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: As we just wrote of this “panic” report earlier this morning:

Silly season started early this year, so take this sort of stuff with many grains of salt!

As for inductive charging coming later: Big deal! As in: Not.

If you want so-called wireless charging*, you can add it (later; par for the course with Tim Cook’s Apple). Those who don’t want it won’t have to pay for it in the price of their iPhones.MacDailyNews, July 8, 2017

*Right now, the Apple Watch’s charging system is nice because it’s less fiddly, and especially useful in the dark, but it’s still essentially a wired charging system in practice. If Apple offers Q1-type charging, it’ll be fine, but will not be a big selling point – unless it offers considerably faster charging than today.MacDailyNews, April 27, 2017

Apple in a ‘panic’ as next-gen flagship iPhone’s software problems persist – July 12, 2017
John Gruber: Apple’s wireless charging accessory won’t be ready at iPhone launch this year – July 8, 2017
Apple supplier confirms new iPhone models will be ‘waterproof’ with wireless charging – June 14, 2017
iPhone 8 renders from highly detailed CAD file point to glass back, embedded Home button, wireless charging – May 16, 2017
Apple’s next-gen iPhone to pack revolutionary wireless over-the-air charging at a distance? – May 11, 2017
Apple patent application focuses on truly wireless charging via Wi-Fi – April 27, 2017
Apple has at least five different groups working on wireless charging technology – February 23, 2017
Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium – February 13, 2017
Apple’s ‘iPhone X’ to feature wireless charging and iris scanning technology, sources say – February 10, 2017
KGI’s Ming Chi Kuo predicts wireless charging for all three new iPhones – February 9, 2017
More evidence suggests Apple tie-up with true wireless charging firm Energous – December 21, 2016
Apple supplier Dialog partners with wireless charging company Energous – December 15, 2016
Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple’s next-gen iPhone to feature all-glass case for wireless charging – November 23, 2016


  1. This just in, analist, bloggers and journalists are in pure panic mode because the headlines of “iPhone delay” doesn’t seem to be effective in manipulating the stock anymore so they have all consolidated to scream from high upon the mountains the latest fake news about Apple panicking about something or another.

  2. All of the above should be suffered to wear a “corrective collar” that rewards accurate prognostications with silence and BS with a shock.

    Kinda a bark collar for the dogs they are.

    1. A while back there was a person posting to a website that kept track of both analysts’ predictions (hardware/software/shipping volumes/etc.), revenue, profits, etc.). I haven’t seen that in some time. I don’t know if it’s still out there.

      Publicly showing how much BS floats around and pushed out by whom, would stifle some of these wild claims a tiny bit (well maybe just 0.01% or less, analysts being what they are).

  3. In terms of “wireless” charging it would nice, but if it’s akin to the Apple Watch I wouldn’t mind having one charger that can do both. I still wish the Apple Watch connector had just been a puck which you then plugged into a lightning cable so that you could potentially reduce the wires you use.

  4. Fake News with an agenda, as always. Isn’t it high time people got sick of being played for stupid??
    Shumer is announcing new health care is catering to the rich, when my middle class premium under Obamacare went from $300 a month to $1,350 a month in the last 8 years.

  5. appppppppppppple is doooooooooooooooooomed
    everybody already has a iPhone in the World
    nobody will buy anything from Apple ever again…….

    Ok, thanks for clearing that up. Time to flush these turds…!!

  6. All this ruckus over an unannounced product. It’s downright sickening to have to put up with all this nonsense. All of this BS alone should be enough to scare potential Apple investors away from the stock. I honestly don’t understand the need for all this type of coverage. I’ve tracked other future products before and I’ve never seen such constant negative speculation about everything the coming product is supposed to have.

    I swear, the Amazon Show came out with very little advance notice and there were never any problems mentioned about it beforehand. Not much has been mentioned about the Galaxy Note 8, either. Why would the heck a company be broadcasting problems with hardware and software before the product is introduced? How could outsiders even come close to knowing what’s going on internally with Apple’s pre-production prototypes? It’s just crazy.

  7. Fake news, manipulation , irresponsible journalism with zero accountability…
    In an such environment what can one expect other then the anarchy ….. its the ‘wild west’ out there.

    Do your DD religiously .
    Dont be swayed easly by BS.

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