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iPhone 6 Release Date Delay Could Be Caused By Touch Panel and Casing Issues/Low Yield

by Mihai Matei on August 5, 2014


It has been several days since last time we’ve mentioned Apple in one of our articles, but if you’re a fan of the brand and you’re fearful that the stream of “behind the scenes” information is coming to an end, then you have nothing to worry about. A new report from KGI Securities has recently emerged, touching on the iPhone 6 availability topic. Sadly however, this new report doesn’t seem to put Apple’s upcoming flagship phone in a positive light, as the Cupertino-based giant might be forced to push back the smartphone’s release date due to various production issues. Interested in learning the details? If so, then you’ll find the rest of the story right after the break.

iPhone 6 Release Date Delay Could Be Caused By Touch Panel and Casing Issues/Low Yield

iPhone 6 Release Date Delay Could Be Caused By Touch Panel and Casing Issues/Low Yield

iPhone 6 Release Date Pushed Back by Low Yield Issues?

According to a fresh report from KGI Securities analyst Kuo Ming-Ji, both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be subject to release date delays caused by in-cell touch panel production issues and low-yield casing / chassis problems. Oddly enough, the first time we’ve come across bits of information indicating that Apple faces issues with the iPhone 6′s chassis was back in June, so it seems that the company’s supply chain may have failed to solve these problems in a timely manner.

Reportedly, while the 4.7-inch model may tackle these difficulties with more ease, this fresh report further strengthens the idea that the 5.5-inch model will be released towards the end of the fourth quarter, or sometime in early-2015.

As some of you might also be aware of, a recent report passed along by the guys over at MacRumors suggests that October will be a busy month for Apple, as the iPhone 6 might see the light of day in October rather than September – once again due to various manufacturing issues. With that being said, we can’t help but wonder if this alleged October launch time-frame and the new reports concerning these low yield issues with the in-cell touch panel and the phone’s casing are connected to one another.


Whatever the case, it’s also worth noting that lately, several companies which are well known for their partnership with Apple have seen their stocks falling (Catcher -casings, Hon Hai / Foxconn, Casetek -casings). Evidently, these events could give more weight to the idea that Apple is facing production issues with the iPhone.

Here’s to hoping that these alleged problems will be sorted soon and won’t cause further delays. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out more so stick around.

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