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

Posted July 16, 2013 at 7:17am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 11880 views

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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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.
Steve jobs - July 16, 2013 at 3:00pm
6 will never happen till q2 next year, they will milk it with the 5s with lame minor updates first and no true innovation
IFake - July 17, 2013 at 1:45pm
You have a point for 7th generation iphone.
IFake - July 17, 2013 at 1:49pm
BTW, you'll make lame shit out of 6 and will barely have update, 5S will have major update, theif robs! You're not even smart to be the real him namestealing bitch.
stevles - July 16, 2013 at 12:30pm
Who cares about the damn 5s? Bring me the 6!
IFake - July 17, 2013 at 1:46pm
Same name shit, got it. And this will be the last iphone which is 7th generation for 5S
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