smartphone, will be delayed by a few weeks due to manufacturing
has got its paws on a research note from KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo,
who says production of several components for the iPhone 5S is
undergoing setbacks means that it will now be launched in late September
rather than early in the month, and that it will be available in
shorter supply than Apple would like.
Other products on schedule
The analyst however said that he expects the long-rumoured cheaper
plastic iPhone to launch in early September at a price in the region of
US$450 to $550. He also believes Apple will launch new iMacs and Retina
MacBook Pros equipped with Intel Haswell chips and a new 9.7in iPad.
And what of a Retina display-equipped iPad Mini? Kuo thinks that won’t
come along until next year due to power efficiency issues which Apple
needs to solve. He does think a cut-price iPad Mini with an A7 chip may
be launched, however.