Brace yourselves; maybe take a seat? Yes, just sit down over there, it's ok if you need to take some deep breaths. A nightmare? No, no, we're afraid not. It looks like it's true.
It looks like the iPhone 8 has been...
According to reports from people who know a lot about these kinds of things (The Wall Street Journal), production for Apple's latest handheld beacon of glass, steel and angst has been slowed down due to the manufacturing of the fancy new OLED (organic light-emitting diode) panels that are being built by Samsung (sabotage?... no, definitely not).
In addition to this bleak and harrowing news, Apple has also reportedly faced trouble in trying to embed the Touch ID fingerprint scanner in the new OLED-based screens, which were supposedly meant to eliminate the physical "home" button that's been used in previous models.
According to the WSJ, Apple has now abandoned attempts to integrate Touch ID into the screens, and will instead use regular passwords or a new facial-recognition feature to unlock the iPhone 8.
With costs rumoured to be upwards of £1,000, Apple will be hoping that they can iron out all the OLED creases before the big annual unveiling on 12 September.