Apple has reportedly delayed production of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, two of its new flagship smartphones that are expected to make their debut during a still-unannounced Apple press conference in September, by 1-2 weeks. Production is expected to begin later this month. The news comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who usually has his ear to the ground on Apple’s supply chain movements.
UDN, a Chinese news outlet that cited Kuo’s recent report, didn’t provide a reason for the delay. It’s possible Apple is making sure its suppliers are better prepared for quality control, an issue that has thwarted iPhone production in the past, or that it’s waiting for additional parts that haven’t yet arrived. The new iPhones are expected to introduce new features, such as a Force Touch display.
The report suggests that the production delay won’t delay the announcement of Apple’s iPhones, nor its launch, and rather that Apple’s suppliers are just getting off to a later start than originally expected.