Production Issues Could Delay 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Until Late 2014 or Even 2015

Production Issues Could Delay 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Until Late 2014 or Even 2015

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Apple is facing production issues with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 which could delay the device until late 2014 or even 2015, reports KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

We think the 5.5-inch model will also have issues with the yield rate of in-cell touch panel and color unevenness of metal casing. Indeed, these problems will likely be even more complicated with a larger size. In addition, from a technical perspective, we don’t expect sapphire cover, used for the first time on the 5.5-inch model, will easily pass the drop test near term.

We are conservative about 5.5-inch iPhone launching by end-2014. Even if the product is launched in 2014, it is likely to take place after mid-4Q14, which is later than the September-October of consensus, with shipments being lower than consensus of 15- 20mn units.

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6 in September. Recently, there have been numerous leaks of what appears to be a sapphire glass front panel for the device. The glass has held up remarkably to various stress tests.

Most of the leaks we've seen thus far have been for the 4.7-inch device which may corroborate reports that the 5.5-inch device will be released at a later date. Apple is expected to order iPhone 6 units at an unprecedented level with the company's first batch numbering at least 68 million units. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

[via 9to5Mac]

Production Issues Could Delay 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Until Late 2014 or Even 2015

miklosn - July 15, 2014 at 1:54am
i'm sick of tired iPhone bullshit! i'm one of the people who start using iphone sence 1st came out!i'm going to switch to samsung they never late for the new product!
AllHailTimCook - July 15, 2014 at 2:09am
Screw the troll spewing rant crap. I went from samshit to iPhones because of the damn security, like Tim said, we don't get latest security updates and that explains why we want iPhone, but would it kill over patience, what about who comes out with new features without copying them, that's what also matters.
You are a child labourer lover - July 15, 2014 at 6:44am
Hey moron, go right ahead and purchase a device that was made from children's hands. I hope your children, if you even have any, get picked up by samsung's agents to kidnap your kids to work in an abused environment. Then how about you tell us how that went for you and your children scumbag!
miklosn - July 16, 2014 at 5:41am
You are a child labourer lover, you go ahead and f*ck your mother!You f**ken pedophile nigger!
You are a child labourer lover - July 17, 2014 at 11:51am
How unintelligent are you child labor lover? Do you know the current situation with samsung before writing slander that you have no idea about? Do your f*cking research before spewing uneducated racial slurs you stupid dumb motherf*cker. I bet you were born from an incestrial birth huh because your level of understanding literacy is borderline of the disease called tourette's syndrome. You should get yourself checked into the local psychiatric hospital for your own safety because now I realize that I insulted a mentally handicapped individual like yourself. SMH!
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