After facing battery challenges and other issues, the iPhone 6 launch date is yet again subject to delays – although we don’t have an exact release date yet – due to in-cell touch panel production and low-yield casing issues, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via GforGames).
Actually, the problem seems to be affecting the production of the larger, 5.5-inch version of the forthcoming iPhone, and the analyst has pushed back the projected release date of this device to the end of the fourth quarter or early 2015.
Apple reportedly plans to release 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the iPhone 6, but you may recall that multiple reports from the Far East claimed the iPhablet is facing manufacturing issues. While some sources put the iPhone 6 announcement in the second or third week of September, MacRumors’ sources have suggested that the device will not hit the shelves until October instead of September.
The report corroborates an earlier report from the same KGI Securities analyst, Ming Chi Kuo’s, that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 faces touch panel issues. Back then, the analyst said the cause of the problem was the size of the touch panel, because new in-cell touch panels are said to be more difficult to implement.