After visiting Apple’s Asian suppliers, Jefferies’ Peter Misek says that the launch of the iPhone 5S has been delayed.
Originally scheduled for July, it is now a totally risky venture to give a release date for the device.
He also rules out any chance to see the iPhone 6 this year, in line with previous estimates which predicted a 2014 launch.
As for the low-cost iPhone, Misek expects the smartphone to be launched only in the fourth quarter of this year.
Other delays include the iOS 7, which is now likely to come at the same time with the iPhone 5S, which is in the fall.
The delays would also affect other Apple devices, says Misek, such as the update to the iPad Mini and the launch of the iPad 5 which will be ready in time but with a low volume.
“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,” Misek said, according to StreetInsider. “We continue to believe there is almost no chance the iPhone 6 launches in CY13 [calendar year 2013] due to supply chain issues.”