iPhone 5S, New iPad from Apple Could Face Delays

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – A successor to the iPhone still hasn’t been announced but any follow up device could face a delay.

According to a report MacRumors, challenges detailed by KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo could affect the company’s “shipment growth.”

“Earlier we estimated that shipments of the new iPhone would begin in July (FDD version) and September (TDD version), while iPad mini 2 would hit the market in August. Currently, market consensus for shipments of iPhone 5S, low-cost iPhone and iPad mini 2 is July, July, and August, respectively. But in light of publicly available information and our knowledge of technological trends, we now think all three products will begin shipments later than our previous expectation and market consensus,”  Kuo explained, according to the report.

Meanwhile, Kuo speculated on upcoming devices features that could also present a manufacturing challenging including a fingerprint sensor for an iPhone 5S, color options for a “lower-cost” iPhone and a Retina display for the iPad mini.