Apple iPhone 5S, the most waited smartphone of the year, is said to be delayed further. The reason for the delay is still unknown, but industry insiders believe that Apple might opt for a 4.3-inch panel in order to gain better control over the market.
According to Commercial Times (via Bloomberg), the design of iPhone 5S has been changed recently. The Cupertino-based tech giant was supposed to announce the device sometime September-October time frame. Now it seems that Apple won't make the iPhone 5S official, as per the original plan. There is a possibility to see next-gen iPhone in Q1 2014.
This is not the first time, when we heard about the delay. Just before WWDC, supply chain insiders told Glen Yeung of Citigroup that iPhone 5S, and the iPad Mini have been delayed further.
"With respect to the iPhone 5S, our checks suggest production has been delayed by 2-4 weeks, likely due to display issues. And while this does not preclude a September iPhone 5S launch date, we suspect volumes in September may consequently be challenged. As an aside, we continue to expect a 4.8" screen iPhone 6 to be launched in 1Q14."
Reportedly, sharp is the chosen vendor who is supposed to deliver 4-inch IGZO powered panels to Apple. As of now, Japan- based Sharp electronics hasn't come up with the statement. It is unknown at the moment, whether Sharp is making a 4.3-inch displays for the next-gen iPhone or not.
In the past few days, tons of iPhone 5S images have been surfaced on the web. Multiple-reports claimed that Apple has completely changed the internal hardware. This time around, the iPod maker is said to use dual -LED Flash and the front camera on the iPhone 5S is rumored to be more powerful. Apparently, A6 chipset is being considered to power the device. Apple has already started planning about future iPhones. Tim Cook managed company are in talks with Samsung to supply A9 chips in 2015. Interestingly, Apple is now thinking to announce low cost iPhone in September.
In the meantime, Apple in association with Liquidmetal Technologies, are working closely on a special type of metal, which is said to be high on durability and strength. The agreement between the two was signed, back in 2010. Recently, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent. It seems that Apple has been planning to revamp iPhone design, since past few years. Stay tuned to GizBot.