I wonder if something that hasn’t yet been made official can truly be “delayed”, though I guess there’s always the notion of internal targets and deadlines and whatnot. Hmm.
Anyway! Yes, again we’re told that the iPhone 6 is facing yield problems, and reading between the lines, that means delays and/or limited quantities. Y’know, same as every year.
In a nutshell, the problem is – supposedly – that Apple intends to use just one brightness enhancement film (BEF) instead of the usual two, in an attempt to achieve maximum thinness.
As such, there’s more pressure on this single BEF to get the job done solo, and consequently yields are lower. Something along those lines.
Presumably this latest iPhone 6 yield issue pertains to both models i.e. the 4.7in and 5.5in chaps. Previous yield rumours have focused on the larger 5.5in iPhone 6, specifically blaming its sapphire crystal display.
In any case, I wouldn’t worry too much about grabbing an iPhone 6 in September/October if you’re so inclined. As I mentioned before, these yield rumours come with the new-iPhone territory.