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.


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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