After July for iPhone 5S release? Budget iPhone, iPad mini 2 launches delayed also

After July for iPhone 5S release? Budget iPhone, iPad mini 2 launches delayed alsoLess than a week ago, we heard that Apple was supposedly facing production problems with the iPhone 5S, budget iPhone and iPad mini 2, not to mention falling behind with iOS 7.

Jefferies & Company analyst Peter Misek seconds those various notions after a trip out east, and throws in some suitably bleak quotes. Heck, he even starts rambling on about the iPhone 6.

The words were captured in a tear-stained note to investors, and are ably relayed by Boy Genius Report.

Starting with Apple’s imminent flagship upgrade thingy, Misek says: “iPhone 5S is having preproduction issues with mass production at least a month or more away. This combined with the publicly discussed delay of iOS 7 puts a July availability at risk.”

The aforementioned story blamed the adoption of fingerprint security in particular for the iPhone 5S delay.

Entirely unexpectedly, Misek adds: “We continue to believe there is almost no chance the iPhone 6 launches in CY13 due to supply chain issues.” Waitaminute… we were s’posed to expect an iPhone 6 release in 2013?

As for the much-discussed budget iPhone, Misek mourns that it might be Q4 before it sees the light of day.

And one final piece of depresso-news, the iPad mini 2 will launch later than expected in Q2, and even then it’ll be in low supply due to issues with its Retina display.

On a more positive note, earlier in the week Bloomberg reported that Foxconn has in fact hired more staff in order to ramp up iPhone 5S production.

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 18, 2013 at 14:14

That's it. I'll wait for the SGS5! ;)

lcurdie / MOD  Apr. 18, 2013 at 14:15

I see what you did there ;)

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 18, 2013 at 14:40

I see what you did there ;)

I'm taking a break from deleting spam-on-steroids... holy cow, last few days they are faster than you can hit 'delete'... I'm sweatin', man.


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