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

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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15 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

U mean the SAME RETINA DISPLAY?

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30686; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30686; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Oops they're.

2. max9777

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 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??

3. ZeroCide

Posts: 806; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Isn't the ipad mini like an ipod touch?

10. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Ipod Touch = ipad nano

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30686; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The best display in mobile takes time to perfect.

11. ihatesmartphone unregistered

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

13. Pedro0x

Posts: 271; Member since: Oct 19, 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.

14. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Thank you for your info...:)

15. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

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

7. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

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

8. Seymur unregistered

Because writing "to" was too difficult

9. jameshoe unregistered

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

12. Topcat488

Posts: 1409; Member since: Sep 29, 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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