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Retina display production may delay iPhone 5S and new iPad mini release

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Retina display production may delay iPhone 5S and new iPad mini release
It's not the biggest delay ever, but when you only release one new phone a year, any delay is going to annoy a lot more people. We've been working under the assumption so far that Apple would be announcing and releasing the iPhone 5S in September, but a new report is saying that release date could be pushed back until October.

The report comes from Citigroup analyst Glen Yeung, who is saying that the iPhone 5S has hit some production troubles, and specifically troubles with the display components. Because of this issue, it's looking less likely that Apple will be able to hit its early September target, and may have to push back the release between 2 and four weeks. 

Yeung also says that there are production issues with the Retina display for the next generation iPad mini, which could push back the release of that device to Q4 of this year. 

Maybe most interestingly, Yeung says that despite the delays with the iPhone 5S, he still expects Apple to release the iPhone 6 in Q1 of 2014 and break the yearly release cycle. 

source: Barron's

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posted on 07 Jun 2013, 16:34 4

1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6577; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


U mean the SAME RETINA DISPLAY?

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 17:06

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 11852; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


10 outta 10, and 150 outta 150 are the "SAME" too...there examples of perfection.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 17:17

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 11852; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Oops they're.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 16:37

2. max9777 (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)


I wonder how that will effect sales of iphones, the new big thing september Iphone 5S 4 months later the new new big thing Iphone 6??

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 16:50 1

3. ZeroCide (Posts: 695; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Isn't the ipad mini like an ipod touch?

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 20:47

10. a_tumiwa (Posts: 280; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Ipod Touch = ipad nano

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 17:05 1

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 11852; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The best display in mobile takes time to perfect.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 22:36

11. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


no more amoled!!
here I come retina display!!

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 05:18

13. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


You do know that retina display only means that you do not see pixels on the display from (I think) 20 cm. It can be AMOLED or LCD or PLASMA or CRT :). Also the new AMOLED displays are awesome, almost as good calibrated as Iphone 5 (which has 99% of RGB), this new AMOLED in SGS4 has better white than Iphone 5, about 6570 K and Iphone has around 7000 K.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 06:23

14. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Thank you for your info...:)

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 23:48

15. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 165; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Iphone5 retina isn't the highest resolution by a long shot.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 17:28

7. medicci37 (Posts: 648; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


No way Apple will release the iPhone 6 that close 2 5S launch.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 18:11 3

8. Seymur (unregistered)


Because writing "to" was too difficult

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 20:11

9. jameshoe (unregistered)


Complicated thing comes complicated making, that's why there's an iPhone and there's everything else.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 03:21

12. Topcat488 (Posts: 1158; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


This is too complicated for Apple... Their still working on MAPS, and a way to wean iphoners off Google Now... It takes time to put 1 product out a year!

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