An investigation by Citigroup Capital Markets shows the current state of some of the Apple devices we will soon see in the market.
Citigroup analyst Glen Yeung says that the iPhone 5S faces a longer delay than previosuly predicted due to various problems in production.
“We have previously written that iPhone5S, despite an accelerated design phase, was modestly delayed from June to July,” Glen Yeung wrote in a research note. “With input from Citi’s Taiwan-based technology research team…we now believe that a further 1- to 2-month delay (from July to August or September) is possible, likely stemming from volume production issues.”
As for the iPhone 6, Yeung doesn’t expect the device to become available in 2013.
The analyst also expressed concern that the demand for the iPad Mini is weak: “We remain concerned about iPad Mini demand in light of flattening production in 3Q13 (third quarter 2013)…potentially two models in 4Q13: Retina Mini 2 and non-Retina Mini 2.”
Yeung’s claims are supported by other analysts such as Jefferies analyst Peter Misek, according to whom the delay will also cover the rumored low-cost iPhone.