Around two weeks ago, Analysts reported that Apple’s upcoming products including iPhone 5S, lower-cost iPhone 5S and second-generation iPad mini could be facing a delay in their release due to production issues. The report specifically targeted the iPhone 5S to be facing a delay in release, due complications arising from the inclusion of fingerprint sensor.
A new report published by Reuters, paints a similar picture to that shared previously by the analyst, as it suggests that the production of the iPhone 5S was initially scheduled for June but got delayed. Here’s what the report says:-
That date may have begun to slip beyond June, the sources said. The phone, widely referred to as the iPhone 5S, is expected to include new features such as a fingerprint sensor. A supply chain source in Taiwan said Apple was trying to find a coating material that did not interfere with the fingerprint sensor, and this may be causing a delay.
With that said, the report also confirmed that Apple will indeed launch a cheaper iPhone, which will use the same 4-inch display of iPhone 5, but will sacrifice some features such as the fingerprint scanner, and will ship with a plastic body to keep costs down. Its small-scale production will commence from May, with mass-production beginning the following month.