Apple Facing Production Issues with iPhone 6 as 5.5-Inch Version May Be Delayed Until 2015

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The launch of Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be delayed into 2015 as Apple's production issues with the smaller 4.7-inch version will likely carry over into the larger model, according to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

    Kuo adds that these problems become more complicated with the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6. As these new concerns are coupled with earlier concerns about the production of sapphire displays for the larger device, the analyst believes that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may not launch by the end of 2014, or may launch after October in very limited quantities. In the event that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is delayed to next year, Kuo believes that Apple will cut the prices of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c alongside the launch of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

    Early rumors about the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 pointed towards production issues with the device's display and battery life. However, a report from Bloomberg last month noted that both models would enter production and launch at the same time. Concerns over the metal casings used for the iPhone 6 were also reported late last month, as Apple rejected casings from partner Catcher Technology. However, those issues were said to be over parts found within the casings as opposed to color disfiguration mentioned in this latest report.

    Apple is expected to announce and launch the iPhone 6 in September. In addition to a larger screen, both models of the device are expected to include a thinner profile and a faster A8 processor. Both sizes of the iPhone 6 are also expected to feature improved cameras, with the bigger model featuring an optical image stabilization system, while the smaller one will include an enhanced camera module.

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  2. macrumors 68020

    Apr 2, 2008
  3. macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2007
    we go from issues to no issues to issues again. Let's just wait until the announcement before reacting at this point.
  4. dansix, Jul 13, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 14, 2014

    macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2012
    Booooo. I wish somebody would get their **** together already... heads need to roll.
  5. macrumors 601


    Mar 2, 2012
    It's not happening. Wouldn't have bought it anyway.
  6. macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2009
    Kalamazoo, MI
    I swear to god this MacRumors "production delay" story has come up for EVERY single Apple product released for years.
  7. macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2002
    Columbus, Ohio
    When you push the limits on technology the limits sometimes win (even if temporarily)
  8. macrumors 68030


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Really? Don't they post 'news' like this EVERY year before an upcoming launch?

    Surprise, surprise they're almost always wrong.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2012
    Yeah right, Apple isn't delaying their iPhones for anything. There may be shortages but it will be probably be released the same time it is every year.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2007
    He sees the same lack of 5.5" iPhone leaks that we see...some amazing analyst he is.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2013
    How dare Apple delay a product that hasn't been announced or even confirmed!
  12. macrumors member

    Britney Spears

    Aug 20, 2013
    The general lack of info on the 5.5" iPhone is upsetting.
    Don't think we should expect it, at this point. #

    Guess I'll hold on to my 5S another year.
  13. macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
  14. macrumors 65816


    Nov 29, 2009
    I know every product faces yield issues and screen issues at some point in production, but how is it the 4.7 would face less than the 5.5? Why doesn't samsung have these problems? Different display tech? Why doesn't apple use the type Samsung uses if that is the case?
  15. macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    Apple state
    I wonder why HTC and Samsung don't face any of these kind of issues. New products are being released every year with multiple screen sizes.
  16. macrumors 601


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    I made something up thinking i was right and realized due to the lack of leaks i was wrong, so I'm going to say they are having issues so it still looks like I'm right, if it ends up actually happening i will say they sorted out the issues last second - Every Analyst ever.
  17. macrumors 68040


    Jun 13, 2004
    These "limits" have been tackled before...

  18. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2007
    If companies followed your line of reasoning, there wouldn't be innovation in technology.
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2013
    Great. And now they're going to go on cnbc and bloomberg and report this and the anchors on the show are going to freak out investors.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2011
    Does that mean the white 5.5" will be delayed until 2016?
  21. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 31, 2012
    Buffalo, NY
    I certainly hope not and I don't believe that will be true anyways.
  22. macrumors 68000


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
    There have not been any 5.5" part leaks BECAUSE A 5.5 IS NOT COMING OUT!
  23. macrumors 68000

    Jun 24, 2010
    This has to be the most irresponsible reporting jobs I have ever seen. The only sure thing is that a 4.7" will be release. Other than that everything else is not certain; it changes every other day.
    I understand that this is a rumor site but what qualifies the rumors to be posted here? Over half the crap is not true.
  24. macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2010
    Oh 5.5 inch iPhone

    Delayed is not.
    Delayed is not.
  25. Alphabetize, Jul 13, 2014
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    macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2013
    I hope this sized iPhone does eventually come out, I would love an iPhone at that size. Also, I am still loving that mock up image.

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