Apple Inc. may delay the introduction of the iPhone 5S until the end of the year after the design was changed to feature a bigger 4.3-inch retina display screen, the Commercial Times reported. The company previously scheduled the release for September or October, the Taiwanese newspaper reported, citing unidentified people in the semiconductor industry.
The Commercial Times also noted that a cheaper version of the iPhone is expected by the end of the third quarter following the start of chip shipments in June. TSMC is expected to deliver chips of the iPhone 5S as soon as August.
The move to a 4.3-inch iPhone 5S is considered unlikely; however, Apple's rivals have done increasingly well with their larger devices.