- Apr 12, 2001
Businessweek cites an analyst with iSuppli that the iPhone may be seeing some minor delays due to ongoing issues. According to Jagdish Rebello, "various iPhone suppliers have been told that the iPhone may not be available until the end of June."
Apple has not specified when in June the iPhone would ship, but some have speculated that the iPhone would arrive near the Worldwide Developer's Conference which starts on June 11th.We're hearing it's mostly an issue with the complexity of the device, and that all the component suppliers are making their deliveries on time
Rebello speculates that the delay in Leopard was prompted by an unexpected shift in personnel from Leopard to the iPhone: "It's clear they have found some issues that they need to fix." Another analyst who has tested the phone states that they didn't uncover any problems with it but points out that "Apple wants to get it right the first time."
Meanwhile, Shaw Wu believes that the Leopard delay was due to the "secret" features that have not yet been revealed: "Our analysis indicates that if not for the 'secret' features, the core Leopard operating system would likely have shipped on time,"