It's sounding more and more like the iPhone 8 is going to be delayed.
On Sunday, analysts from Deutsche Bank put out a research note that suggested the iPhone 8 might not be released in 2017, based on a report from ValueWalk.
The bank’s analysts wrote:
”Report suggests no new iPhone 8 this calendar year. 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."
The ValueWalk story says supply chain sources "close to [Apple manufacturer] Foxconn" report that Apple won't be releasing the iPhone 8 this year, based on an apparent lack of orders for packaging materials.