If the recent information is true to life, that would squash previous rumors that Apple might push its fall event, thought to be the announcement of the iPhone 6, back to October.
Last month insiders revealed to reporters that rlease date of the highly expected iPhone 6 might be delayed beause of production issues.
“Ming-Chi Kuo of the Taiwanese firm KGI Securities, who has been a consistently reliable source of information on Apple’s plans, isn’t bullish on seeing a 5.5-inch iPhone by the end of the year. Problems with the phone’s new display and casing could result in it being pushed back until well after the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 comes out,” Cult of Maс reported.
The Californian company was expected to run into complications due to production of new iPhones with the bigger displays, according to Kuo. Production issues are specifically related to the in-cell displays and metal casings being used.
Some experts claim that sapphire crystal will be implemented as a protective coating for the next models hardware, although there has been some disagreement as to which deices will get the sapphire treatment.
Kuo insisted that there’s the possibility that the 5.5-inch phone, which he previously claimed would have a sapphire display to differentiate it from the 4.7-inch, still won’t pass “the drop test near term.”
The specialist believes that sapphire is only coming to the 5.5-inch model, although we recently saw a leaked sapphire 4.7-inch display.
“We are conservative about 5.5-inch iPhone launching by end-2014,” notes Kuo, who has not always been accurate with when the Cupertino based company will release new hardware. Even if Apple does launch in 2014, Kuo doesn’t see it happening until after October.
Earlier this summer the photos of a back panel of the highly expected smartphone were revealed.
“This could potentially be used to shine a light through for the iPhone 6, in the style of Apple’s laptop models, the MacBook Pro and MacBook Airranges,” wrote Trusted Reviews at the time. “There’s the potential that Apple could use a light up logo to notify the user of incoming emails, texts or other alerts.”
The current iPhone 5S’s back panel is made mostly of aluminum. Still, unlike the future version, the 5S features a thin strip of gorilla glass that runs along the top and bottom of the casing as well.
“Another major difference between the supposed “iPhone 6″ and the current iPhone model involves the Apple logo on the back. While the logo on current iPhone models is a glossy plastic overlay on top of the aluminum, the logo on the new model appears to be embedded in the aluminum itself,” The Huffington Post revealed.
“USwitch speculated that the new Apple logo might even light up when the owner gets new notifications. A photograph of the panel’s interior, also obtained by uSwitch, shows a thin piece of plastic where the Apple logo would be, which could let light shine through the logo on the outside of the phone.”