The iPhone 5S may be the most icebreaking product in Apple’s history, with the stock price falling dramatically in the past few months and ideas about Apple’s future leading to uncertainty from both shareholders and manufacturers.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has updated the problems coming from new production of the iPhone 5S and how the manufacturers are starting to distance themselves a little from Apple, following smaller production.
The report also brings up production problems with the iPhone 5S, low-cost iPhone and second-generation iPad Mini may hold back release dates for a few months, although Apple may be able to fix these issues.
Issues with colour coating on the fingerprint sensor are the main problem manufacturers are having with the units, more so with the iPhone 5s. The June/July launch may turn into a September launch, surprisingly this would fit with Apple’s annual keynote conference date.
Apple acquired Authentec in 2012 and the company has been working to implement mobile security to the iPhone and other Apple devices, it seems this next generation will be the start of the partnership.
The low cost iPhone has been hotly debated and with rumours still piling up we have to believe some of these leaks are true. According to reports, the cheaper iPhone will not come with a fingerprint sensor and will have plastic backing, as the iPhone 3GS did.
With Apple stock plummeting below $400 for the first time in two years, the company is really starting to see the cold side of Wall Street. However, many tech analysts and agencies have noticed something not right about Wall Street and Apple’s actual earnings – the fact Apple is still making and selling hundreds of millions of devices per quarter.
The problem is with Steve Jobs gone and Apple’s future in question, shareholders will jump to conclusions too quick. In reality, Apple still has 70% of the tablet market, Mac sales are growing and iPhones continue to outsell year-on-year. That doesn’t even include Apps and Music sold on Apple stores.