Reported Development Problems Could Delay New Apple Products
Although Apple is reportedly hoping to release the new iPhone 5S in early summer and the iPad 5 in late summer or early fall, the unfortunate realities often born of such major production efforts could delay Apple's plans.
Although there is no shortage of industry analysts with long hit-and-miss records on Apple product release predictions, Ming-chi Kuo of KGI Securities is an analyst with a solid record of getting his calls right.
If Kuo's latest estimates are accurate, Apple may be facing some serious development issues that will cause a later than expected roll out of several next-gen Apple products, including the iPhone 5S and a lower-priced entry level iPhone.
Among the culprits for the anticipated delays are fingerprint sensors, Retina display for refreshed iPad mini, and ultrathin plastic casing.
"Apple has to work out how to prevent interference from the black and white coating material under the cover glass," Kuo says. "Apple is the first to attempt this function and technology, and time is needed to find the right coating material, which will likely affect iPhone 5S shipments."
Source: Apple Insider