Apple has decided to change the iPhone 5S screen size to 4.3-inch, which could trigger delays in introducing the highly anticipated handset, the Commercial Times reports and cited by Bloomberg.
According to anonymous industry sources, Apple has scheduled the release for September or October, in line with earlier reports claiming September release for the iPhone 5S.
The news comes right after industry sources from Taiwan claimed Apple’s suppliers ran into manufacturing issues due to low fingerprint sensor and LCD driver yields. Digitimes had heard about a bigger screen iPhone earlier this year, but recent whispers mentioned that the iPhone 5S will sport minor design changes compared to the currently available iPhone 5. AllthingsD has just confirmed that the iPhone 5S manufacturing process has begun.
The Commercial Times also has information about the lower-cost iPhone, as well. According to its sources, the handset will arrive as expected at the end of the third quarter, after chips for the new model started shipping in June. TSMC may only deliver iPhone 5S chips in August, the newspaper claims.