Following recent rumours of Apple delaying the launch of its next iPhone, another report coming from the financial newspaper Nikkei suggests that Apple is, in fact, likely to push the launch this year due to supply issues for display, wireless charging and printed circuit boards.
As per the report quoting sources familiar with the development, “The production of iPhone’s 10th-anniversary range has hit a snag as suppliers struggle to perfect key components including the display, wireless charging and printed circuit boards.”
To further explain, Apple is struggling to procure enough displays from Samsung which it is likely to use in its next iPhone. While quoting Arthur Liao of Taipei-based Fubon Securities, the report further suggests that Apple is struggling to cope up with overheating issues on its wireless charging modules. If you are not aware, Apple is expected to bring wireless charging and OLED displays to its next iPhone.
Apart from this, the Cupertino-based giant is also struggling with mass production of model circuit boards, as per IDC analyst Sean Kao, the report adds.
However, justifying this Sean Kao says – “There is a new design for a much smaller printed circuit board to allow a more powerful battery for this upcoming iPhone”. So, if the statement from Kao is to be true, the next iPhone will, indeed, come with a new design.
Meanwhile, a recent schematics leak suggested that Apple is planning to implement a vertical dual-camera setup at the back and might embed the fingerprint scanner underneath the display because we didn’t spot any fingerprint cutout at the rear and given Apple is planning to come with a bezel-less display, this might turn into reality.
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