The new Apple iPhone has affected production problems early in its manufacturing process and could cause supply problems and shipping delays after launch next week, reported by Wall Street Journal on Thursday. The report will also indicate that the Apple iPhone 8 will likely avoid the Touch ID sensor.
The Touch ID sensor introduced in 2013 might be replaced by facial recognition according to Bloomberg. But there is nothing certain about that front either.
Production failures delayed the manufacturing process for about a month, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the issue. According to the report, Apple has faced production delays in trying to integrate the Touch ID sensor.
The company is widely prone to adopt high-resolution OLED displays for the latest iPhone with better touchscreen technology and wireless charging – which could come from a $ 1,000 plus price.
Recently, there were reports from Apple looking for a partner outside Samsung for the source of its OLED panels. The main reason for this need for the new provider is the tremendous bargaining power that the current situation offers to Samsung. According to an AppleInsider report, Ming-Chi Kuo, a KGI Securities analyst noted that Apple could pay $ 120 to $ 130 for each OLED display board instead of the $ 45 to $ 55 price for used LCD panels on the iPhone 7 Plus.
“There never seems to be any discussion about Apple’s alleged production weaknesses, but they seem to be able to get tens of millions of iPhones every quarter,” said Walter Piecyk, a BTIG analyst in an email.
“I also doubt that anyone interested in a new iPhone will change brand if they have to wait a few months,” he added.
According to TheVerge, Apple iPhone 8 could be launched later compared to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7s Plus.
Fans and investors are looking forward to the 10th anniversary of the iPhone to see if this will offer enough new features to bring a new generation to Apple.
The Company’s shares closed 0.4% at $ 161.26. Apple has not responded to a request for comment.
Meanwhile, journalists began receiving invitations for a September 12 event at the new Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. This will be the first official event that Apple will have on site. The Steve Jobs Theater is a 1000 seat auditorium with a glass cylinder 20 feet high at the entrance of Apple’s new disk-shaped installation. The Steve Jobs Theater is located on one of the highest points of the Apple Park campus, overlooking the meadows and the main facility.
Two of the new devices should be the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7S Plus, iPhone model updates from last year. Another iPhone should be introduced with features and specifications at the cutting edge of technology, to mark 10 years of iconic device. This is what we know so far about the event of September 12th.