It seems like Apple iPhone fans may not have to wait longer to get their hands on the upcoming iPhone 5s. Nowherelse.fr, a French blog has published a leaked internal memo from Japanese carrier KDDI revealing that the pre-orders for the iPhone 5s will begin on June 20 and is expected to release in early July. The memo also contains information about some specs like 13 MP main camera, etc.
June release of iPhone 5s was mentioned in the early rumors and seems to be plausible until new rumors of delays appear in the technology world. Even the information from the technology giant suggests that the iPhone 5s would be out later. This has given a fire to all the rumors that the iPhone 5s will launch in the month of September followed by a cheaper, plastic iPhone a month later.
In the Apple earning call Tim Cook gave information that Apple won’t launch any new product until autumn. In his information he said that “Our team workers are very hard working on some amazing new hardware, software and services that we can’t wait to introduce this fall and throughout 2014,”
While Cook said in his information that there will be nothing new launch of any product until September, then it does not mean that it is Apple’s choice. It can be rumors. Ming-chi Kuo reliable analyst of the KGI Securities thinks that the Apple will launch iPhone 5s after some time or late in the market because of the new technology.
Kuo thinks that the company can easily recover its all losses of the past if fingerprint reader works properly, while the company is also recovering its costs from the iOS 7 higher than expected. The result of this discussion is that the new iPhone will come in the market later in the year.
Not only Kuo is predicting a delay, other people also expect the delay. After visiting the Apple’s manufacturer in Asia, Peter Misek an analyst at Jefferies also said that he expects the delay of iPhone 5s.
Peter Misek got an advisory note of pre-production issues delay of mass production of the new smart phone. The exact problems aren’t detailed in the note, it seems as though the problems surround completing the mass production process for the new hardware of coming smartphone.
While the iPhone 5S being delayed is that much bad, Misek also states that the production delays will equally effect on the other iPhone products. It means there will be delay for the iPad 5, iPad Mini 2 and iPhone 6 which means we can’t see iPhone 6 before 2014.
But we are not sure that Apple can afford delay in its next products so it will do everything to meet its deadline. A recent report on The Wall Street Journal states that Foxconn, manufacturer of iPhone products is increasing staff rapidly in order to start work on iPhone 5s.
Foxconn also made a statement that they have assembled 10,000 workers since last week of March so as to ramp up the production of iPhone 5s.
Foxconn is also making its efforts to ramp up the production of iPhone 5s. They have been hiring 10,000 workers per week since last week of March in order to make sure that the smartphone gets launched timely. It is a significant investment in the people and the one that the company wouldn’t make if there will be delay in launch of iPhone 5s from Apple.
In the end, the only thing is clear to us is that the iPhone 5s will be s refresh to the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 6 will be a completely new model, most likely to be released in next year.