Production issues with ‘iPhone 6’ launch 5.5-inch model may be delayed until 2015

A latest report suggested that Apple might face component yield problems, in an attempt to fulfill the slim type factor of the iPhone 6. Now, KGI Securities’ expert Ming-Chi Kuo says that due to manufacturing problems, the release of the supposed larger iPhone 6 version, thought to be the 5.5-inch model, may be postponed to next year. He adds that in any case the phone is indeed released in October, it has likely been available in limited volumes.

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MacRumors quotes Kuo who pointed out, “Production bottlenecks on 4.7-inch iPhone 6 centre on the yield rate of in-cell touch panel and metal casing. As in-cell touch panel becomes larger in size, the edge of the panel may become insensitive to touch. Meanwhile, under new manufacturing process for the iPhone 6 metal casing, colour unevenness is an issue.” Notably, this isn’t the first case of yield problems described for the long-rumoured 5.5-inch iPhone 6 version.

Back in May, a report said that the use of expensive sapphire as a display material, was limiting the production of the claimed iPhone 6 with 5.5-inch display. Last week, a report tipped that Apple might launch a new haptic feedback technology in its next generation iPhone products, while another leak said that the firm had nearly doubled orders for the iPhone 6 when compared to the iPhone 5.

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