Citing unnamed sources in Apple’s supply chain, Digitimes reports that iPhone 5 shipments will fall from 20 million units, as it was initially estimated, to less that 15 million in Q3.
One of the reasons for the decrease is the low yield rates in the production of new in-cell technology that is rumored to be introduced in the device.
The site also writes that Apple also plans to introduce a redesigned connector at the bottom of the handset.
Poor yield rates at Foxconn because of insufficient supply of important materials could also pose a problem to Apple’s shipping schedule.
The iPhone 5 is expected to come with a larger screen, faster processor, 4G LTE and NFC technology. The device is likely to be announced on September 12.