iPhone 5s now shipping in 2 to 3 weeks, could it affect iPads as well?

iPhone 5s now shipping in 2 to 3 weeks, could it affect iPads as well?
We knew from before the iPhone announcement that Apple was having trouble with iPhone 5s supplies, and we saw the proof just two days after the release when shipping times pushed out to "October". Word had it that the fingerprint scanner was causing production delays, which could be the cause of the problems. According to the Apple website, shipping times on the iPhone 5s have risen up to 2 to 3 weeks.

There is still time for Apple to get production on track before the holiday shopping season starts, but this could also affect the release of the upcoming next generation iPads. While there hasn't been any smoking gun proof that Apple is planning to have the fingerprint scanner on the new iPads, but there have been leaked shots of the alleged iPad mini 2 with a fingerprint scanner, as well as evidence that the fingerprint scanner fits "perfectly" into the iPad 5 case. 

Of course, this would be on top of the rumored production problems with the iPad mini 2 and its Retina display. Word has it that iPad mini 2 production could be so low as to force Apple to delay the release of the tablet until after the new year. So, Apple probably can't afford any more delays, and that alone could keep the fingerprint scanner off the new iPads.

source: Apple

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  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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23 Comments

1. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Never. iPads are awesome but no one will buy an iPad now as everyone will wait for the new iPads.

2. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

"but this could also affect the release of the upcoming next generation iPads. While there hasn't been any smoking gun proof that Apple is planning to have the fingerprint scanner on the new iPads, but there have been leaked shots of the alleged iPad mini 2 with a fingerprint scanner, as well as evidence that the fingerprint scanner fits "perfectly" into the iPad 5 case." Read please

6. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

I''m already satisfied with the iPad 4. Anyway, I'm planning to buy the new iPad 5 when it releases. I use it as an e-reader at school.

8. ameyabb

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wait for the 6th generation iPad if you say you're satisfied with the iPad 4th Gen. Along with all the goodies that'll be a part of the iPad 5, the iPad 6 will pack in better RAM that'll make real time use of the 64-Bit Architecture Apple are using with their latest processors. That'll make quite some difference in real-time use. And btw, the iPad 6th Gen will also sport a radically different Camera, something we'll be seeing in the iPhone 6. They will add whole lot of video and audio supports as well. Yes, the iPad 5 will automatically have a lot of them through an update, but to have the latest and the greatest at your disposal is an entirely different story. And this is why I recommend you to wait for the iPad 6 if you're satisfied with the iPad 4, which you say you are!

9. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

yes, I know bro. But I have to wait and see if the ipad 5 had a huge difference compared to the ipad 4.

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'll save you the time: it isn't.

12. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

You're right. But iPad 5 will be no slouch in terms of performance. People using iPad 3 and 2 must update but people like me who have an iPad 4 can be more patient. Honestly, the way it is running ios 7 I think I can hold on to it until iPad 7 releases.

3. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

they should have just called it a pre-order... a couple people i know paid for the next day shipping thinking it would have already been here, but they kept pushing shipping dates back. sad really

4. dspkblympkbl

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2013

If there's one thing apple can afford, it's... Whatever they want. really! since they have more money than the worlds last remaining super power. A company like HTC on the other hand, not so much.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This is why we camped out over night at AT&T. Got our phones on launch day, now just waiting on our iPads.

7. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Number of sale tells itself. The best smartphone on the planet is now short in supply, even in my country.

11. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Just because it sells the most/ is the most popular does not mean it is the best thing. PC > Consoles, whats more popular? Consoles. Most real head phone companies > Beats. Whats more popular? Beats. Know what 2 things your average iphone buyer would probably also get? An xbox/ps3, a pair of some type of beats with no questions asked or attention for superior products.

14. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Dude, not only does the iPhone sell the most (for the nth consecutive year running), it continues to have high customer satisfaction, the handsets have some of the highest resale values (as a % of OEC vs same android at launch period, respectively), have lower obsolence risks than android devices, etc., etc. ... And, Apple leads the market share on EVA from handset market. Shatter, just give it a rest.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They actually have the highest resale value by far. +1

18. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Shatter is correct in saying the most popular isn't always the best. The iPhone 5S is great, but certainly not the best. The "best" will always be based off of preference.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

100% agreed Berzerk. That's why I continue to use both platforms, they're both full of good stuff but each lack just a little something. +1

23. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

I have nothing against Shatter making a GENERAL comment, but his comment is definitely misplaced given the aforementioned specificity of reasons provided. Shatter obviously has a hard time understanding the iPhone doesn't fit in with his general observations. Ever since the first iPhone came out, android OEMs had all these opportunities (as evidenced by android being about 80% of global market share of smart phones) to be the best selling smart phone -- however, the iPhone continues to be the BEST selling phone despite the onslaught of ongoing new android devices.

19. taikucing unregistered

yep, It's helped by the word-of-mouth marketing. Just like BB 7 in my country is still sold very well. Eventhough BB 7 is inferior in many aspects, but the popularity of BBM makes people buy it.

20. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Are you talking about the smartphone market share? Android sells the most/is the most popular so they are not the best thing. Thank you for making that clear for us.

22. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

EVA stands for economic value added as in the EVA market share. Why am I NOT surprised that you did not understand that?

10. Mrmark

Posts: 400; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

My 64 gold iPhone 5s is coming Monday... Ordered it on Sept 20 though!

13. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Lol you're buying 64 iphone 5Ss. 64GB*

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol I see what you did there +1 to both of you.

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