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'Panic' as Apple works 'feverishly' to fix iPhone 8 bugs ahead of launch, report says

  • Apple is apparently trying to fix last minute software bugs in its new iPhone
  • The bugs are reportedly related to a 3D sensor and wireless charging
  • There's a "sense of panic" among the team, Fast Company said

Apple is reportedly working around the clock trying to fix software bugs affecting its next flagship iPhone, possibly called the iPhone 8, according to a source speaking to Fast Company.

The report mentions several issues plaguing the new iPhone, which analysts have suggested may face delays: Problems with wireless charging, which would allow users to charge the battery without having to plug the phone in, and problems with a 3D sensor for facial recognition, which may be used to help users unlock the phone.

Samsung includes both wireless charging and support for face unlock on its new Galaxy S8, but Apple hasn't worked with either technology before. Fast Company said there's a "sense of panic" among the team working to build the new iPhone and a fear it might not meet tight deadlines.

Apple typically launches new iPhones in September, but some analysts have suggested that the flagship high-end model might not launch until October or November.

Apple declined comment for this story.

Read the full report at Fast Company.

CORRECTION: This article has been updated to reflect when a new iPhone typically launches.