Rumor: With launch looming, 'iPhone 6s' production delayed by 1-2 weeks

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in iPhone edited August 2015
The assembly lines preparing to churn out Apple's next-generation iPhones have reportedly been briefly delayed, with full-scale production now slated to start later this month in advance of a likely September introduction.




Apple has pulled back orders for the current-generation iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to free manufacturing capacity for its new handsets, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo's report was first noted by UDN.

Kuo believes that longtime Apple partner Foxconn will be asked to handle 60 percent of the orders for the so-called "iPhone 6s," with Pegatron picking up the rest. Orders for the larger "iPhone 6s Plus" would be filled entirely by Foxconn.

Relatively little is know about Apple's next-generation iPhones, though they are expected to add Force Touch capability along with a new A9 processor. Some say that they could also add another gigabyte of RAM to take the base capacity to 2 gigabytes.

Recent parts leaks have reinforced the idea that Apple will stick with its previous strategy of keeping the exterior design largely unchanged for the "s" generation. Apple could make a small concession by slightly increasing the new handsets' thickness to accommodate Force Touch, but that remains unclear.
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  • Reply 1 of 25
    Rumor: Apple is ahead of iPhone unit production.

    There, now we have 2 headlines exactly as accurate as each other and say completely opposite things.
  • Reply 2 of 25
    thomprthompr Posts: 1,516member
    Great. Wait until Wall Street runs with this negative rumor and predicts a drastic shortfall of sales in this quarter.

    Thompson
  • Reply 3 of 25
    iobserve wrote: »
    Rumor: Apple is ahead of iPhone unit production.

    There, now we have 2 headlines exactly as accurate as each other and say completely opposite things.

    I forgot to mention, my anonymous and unknowable sources (which are 100% reliable) informed me of this entirely impossible to prove-or-disprove fact.

    I'm going to name this field of study "science". I hope that word isn't taken...
  • Reply 4 of 25
    taosbobtaosbob Posts: 21member
    Anything Ming-Chi Kuo claims should be looked at with complete skepticism. Especially his predictions of 54 million iPhones sold last quarter on the eve of the earnings report likely played a major role in Wall Street's ability to portray the quarter as a "disappointment". It's hard to believe a real insider, such as Kuo portrays himself to be, could be so badly in error. More likely a disingenuous prediction for the usual nefarious purposes?
  • Reply 5 of 25
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,523member
    Here's another rumor "iPhone 6 will be on time and a huge success, but whatever happens the shares of Apple will rise pre launch and tank afterwards due to targets always moved higher than Apple's guidance by manipulative analysts". Source unknown so you can trust this.
  • Reply 6 of 25
    schlackschlack Posts: 711member
    production is delayed? greater demand than supply? doomed!
    production is going great? greater supply than demand? doomed!
    doomed!
  • Reply 7 of 25

    Kuo Vadis?

  • Reply 8 of 25
    THE UNTHINKABLE HAS HAPPENED. He has been demoted to "KGI Securities analyst." ;)
  • Reply 9 of 25
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    THE UNTHINKABLE HAS HAPPENED. He has been demoted to "KGI Securities analyst." ;)

    AND he's no longer "well connected"!
  • Reply 10 of 25
    taosbob wrote: »
    Anything Ming-Chi Kuo claims should be looked at with complete skepticism. Especially his predictions of 54 million iPhones sold last quarter on the eve of the earnings report likely played a major role in Wall Street's ability to portray the quarter as a "disappointment". It's hard to believe a real insider, such as Kuo portrays himself to be, could be so badly in error. More likely a disingenuous prediction for the usual nefarious purposes?

    54 million was a well-connected estimate. It must be Apple who is wrong for not performing as predicted. Tim Cook should have hyped the Watch more! (And other irrational rants from the post-earnings blame storm) /s
  • Reply 11 of 25
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

    Kuo Vadis?

     

    Valar Morgulis?
  • Reply 12 of 25
    AND he's no longer "well connected"!

    He might be. Nobody knows... If AI writers didn't constantly remind us what planet we were on, we might assume this was all taking place on Mars. /s
  • Reply 13 of 25
    flaneurflaneur Posts: 4,526member
    Next he'll be just another "rumor out of the Far East."
  • Reply 14 of 25
    This article is flat out wrong.

    There is nothing in the original Chinese story that suggests that Apple itself delayed production. Due to Google translate, and an apparently deliberate misreading, it could theoretically, possibly be what Kuo is saying. But it's actually pretty clear he%u2019s saying that production is ramping up 1-2 weeks later than his previous prediction (especially since he gives no reason for the "delay" and doesn't even use the word delay.

    Here%u2019s the google translation:

    [em]Highly anticipated new iPhone. Kuo Ming-Ji in the latest report that the new iPhone production time than the original estimate of about 1-2 weeks later, the new iPhone will be in mass production in late August.[/em]
  • Reply 15 of 25
    Dudes I'll tell you what SHOULD have been delayed. The announcement of any claims of knowledge relating to the iPhone 6S production and release schedule. All anyone knows that's remotely close to what's going on is A) Last year's launch date (really valuable info there, I'm sure) and B) Apple have bought a pantload of parts, much more than ever before. So, pantload of parts will turn into a buttload of products, sometime real soon now. BTW, I think "Science" is a real good term for this kind of study.
  • Reply 16 of 25
    foggyhillfoggyhill Posts: 4,767member

    Kuo sets Apple's schedule and finance (sic), so any change from those fantasy numbers are obviously "bad".

  • Reply 17 of 25
    pmzpmz Posts: 3,433member

    Nope.

  • Reply 18 of 25
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    Funny how there is never a report from Asia saying: [I]Everything Is Progressing Smoothly. No Delays Whatsoever.[/I]
  • Reply 19 of 25
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismY View Post



    Funny how there is never a sport from Asia saying: Everything Is Progressing Smoothly. No Delays Whatsoever.

    I think that "everything is progressing smoothly" is already taken! <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 20 of 25
    mike1mike1 Posts: 3,125member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post



    THE UNTHINKABLE HAS HAPPENED. He has been demoted to "KGI Securities analyst." image

    He is no longer "well-connected", it appears.

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