More Claims of 'Delays' for iPhone 5S Over Fingerprint Sensor Issues

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Earlier this month, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that various production issues will likely result in launches of Apple's iPhone 5S, lower-cost iPhone, and second-generation iPad mini coming somewhat later than many observers have been expecting. In particular, Kuo claimed that issues with color coatings for the fingerprint sensor said to be included on the iPhone 5S are likely to push back that device's launch from a June/July timeframe to perhaps September or later.

    TruePrint fingerprint sensing technology from AuthenTec, acquired by Apple in 2012
    Reuters today published a new report highlighting how Apple's suppliers are working hard to reduce their reliance on Apple as uncertainty about demand for Apple's products presents challenges for these companies. As part of the report, Reuters shares word from Apple's iPhone suppliers painting a nearly identical picture to that shared by Kuo earlier this month.
    Regarding Apple's lower-cost iPhone, a Japanese supplier informed Reuters that "small-scale production" of displays for the device will begin in May, with mass production beginning the following month. As has been reported by other sources, Reuters' sources claim that the lower-cost iPhone will use the same 4-inch display as the iPhone 5S, but lack the fingerprint sensor and use a plastic casing.

    Article Link: More Claims of 'Delays' for iPhone 5S Over Fingerprint Sensor Issues
  2. wovel macrumors 68000

    Mar 15, 2010
    I like how analysts call it a delay when the new date they are making up is later than the previous date they made up.

    Good times.
  3. Nathan20 macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    Next iPhone is gonna be IMMENSE!!!
    Don't care what the haters say :D:D
  4. bradgfromboo macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2012
    Immensely disappointing... But they gotta keep up with the recent trend so it makes sense...

    iPhone 5S -> Fingerprint reader
    iPhone 6 -> Extra row of icons

    Can't wait for the excitement
  5. DesertEagle macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2012
    /home @
    Does this mean they really are going to implement this new hardware-feature in the iPhone 5S? Anyway, I hope it won't delay the iPad 5. I could not care less about having a fingerprint-sensor on any iDevice.
  6. Raftysworld macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2011
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    iGrip macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2010
    I'm not worried. Apple is still making billions and billions and billions of dollars in profit, and that is all that matters to a true fan. That is the reason why we all fell madly in love with Apple in the first place.

  8. wovel macrumors 68000

    Mar 15, 2010
    Someone already created a mockup of this trend. The phone becomes difficult to use when it gets over 4 feet long.
  9. BMNB1tch macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2009
    Sept Oct?!?! for the same looking phone?! :eek:

    :apple: target = $320 :(
  10. lolkthxbai macrumors 65816


    May 7, 2011
    If the rumors are true, I hope Apple takes the time to get the coating on the fingerprint sensor right the first time.
  11. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA

    Or how when the iPhone doesn't come out with this sensor because it was never going to, they will say again there were issues.

    How they are bad mouthing reports of reduced demand compared to last quarter forgetting that holiday is like 70% of annual sales so of course now will be lower

    And so on.

    Today is also known as 'last change to get the price lower to buy stock before it might go up tomorrow'. Just hope they aren't as greedy as the guy last fall that bankrupted his employers and now faces prison for stock fraud.
  12. blabliblu macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Yep, I saw your comment, I saw your photo, I saw your face...

    That's it, after having used Apple product for 10 years I'm definitely switching to PC and Nexus.
  13. Simplicated macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    So the iPhone 5S/6 will be introduced in June/July, or in September, or some time this year. It may or may not include a fingerprint sensor, and may or may not have production issues.

    There you go! I'm an analyst!
  14. Snowshiro macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2008
    This is what happens when you waste your time adding "revolutionary new features" that most people couldn't care less about.
  15. ghostface147 macrumors 68000


    May 28, 2008
    I guess I am one of the few who never thought they were going to release a phone this summer anyways since they switched to the fall release schedule with the 4S.
  16. xcodeaddict macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2013
  17. RealKrS macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2007
    Oh boy...
  18. rovex macrumors 65816

    Feb 22, 2011
    What a gimmick. Who's going to drool over a fingerprint sensor once the novelty wears off?

    Much rather un updated lock screen, meaning a proper OS update.
  19. nicmr macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2012
    Guessing game

    I don't know if it will include a fingerprint sensor or not, but if it will, I hope it will be well tested. I don't plan making payments on a immature technology. :cool:
  20. redhawk87 macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    You know what would be cool? Slide to unlock+fingerprint identification! All you do is unlock your phone as alway but now you wouldn't have to type in any password!
  21. RoastingPig macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2012
  22. goobot macrumors 601


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    I doubt it was gana come out in June, July, they haven't even announced iOS 7 yet.
  23. BornAgainApple macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2009
    This is another reason why I stick with :apple: products; they don't rush out a new technology until they are satisfied it works well. Most Android vendors will just push it out as-is and fix it on-the-fly...maybe.
  24. Bubba Satori macrumors 601

    Bubba Satori

    Feb 15, 2008
    Billions, trillions iZillions... bwa ha ha ha ha.

    I'm going to go read some old copies of MacUser magazine.
  25. nycmi macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2013
    Except for Apple Maps right?

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