Apple Forced to Reduce Initial iPhone 5S Shipments Due to Poor Yield Rates?

Apple Forced to Reduce Initial iPhone 5S Shipments Due to Poor Yield Rates?

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Apple has been forced to reduce first quarter iPhone 5S shipments due to poor yields of fingerprint recognition chips and LCD driver ICs, according to a DigiTimes report.

Volume production of fingerprint-recognition and LCD driver chips for the iPhone 5S should have started at the end of June or early in July, but issues related to yield rates will delay commercial production of the two chips to the end of July, therefore affecting the initial supply of the iPhone 5S, the sources explained.

The fingerprint recognition chip was reportedly designed by AuthenTec, a company Apple acquired last July. Issues with its original design caused the lower yield rates, say the site's sources. Production of the chips has been outsourced to TSMC and packaging is done by Xintec.

The poor yield rates are said to delay the supply of about three million iPhone 5S units to the fourth quarter. Apple is reportedly planning to ship a combined 30 million units of the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5S in Q4, 2013.

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Apple Forced to Reduce Initial iPhone 5S Shipments Due to Poor Yield Rates?
Gfgf - July 17, 2013 at 2:18pm
Who cares! Get a life people. Get a girl. Suck a cock or something. You idiots.
IFake - July 17, 2013 at 3:07pm
Why don't you get one, Mr.tattle teller the first in history of hitler! Just leave.
IFake - July 17, 2013 at 1:44pm
Security will be going down if they don't make it numbskull, what else?
asda - July 17, 2013 at 6:29am
Guys just save your $$$$$$ for ip 6s.....
IFake - July 17, 2013 at 1:41pm
hello, 5S is the 7 generation and will stop there like ipos shuffle and nano.
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