Mass production of the next-generation iPhone has hit a roadblock and been delayed by up to two weeks, well connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities says (via GforGames), adding that orders for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been reduced to make place for the iPhone 6s.
If you cast your mind back, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard that iPhone mass production faces issues or has been delayed to address certain issues. Apple had production bottlenecks on the 4.7-inch model related to the new technology for the device’s in-cell touch panel, as well as colour unevenness.
Going back further in time, we find that Apple had issues with iOS 7 and fingerprint sensor integration ahead of the launch of the iPhone 5s, and let’s not forget the display issues supply chain sources revealed when the iPhone 5 was pushed out.
Fortunately, the devices were always launched “on time” (I won’t go into details on this one, because we don’t have inside information on Apple’s product launch plans), although we’ve seen Apple struggling to meet demand after launch.
This year is no different except that Foxconn is assembling 60% of iPhone 6s units, and Pegatron, the remainder. As for the iPhone 6s Plus, Foxconn will assemble all of them, so the possibility of limited supply is there.