iPhone 5S rumors: new reports of delayed release date

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The iPhone 5S is expected to come with features that are set to deliver a mobile experience even more complete than previous models.

Earlier this month, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI Securities, revised Apple’s launch schedule of products for 2013, suggesting the company will postpone the debut of the new iPhone 5S due to problems associated with finishing the front panel, which does not allow the proper functioning of the fingerprint sensor.

A new report by Reuters states that many component manufacturers are working to reduce their dependence on Apple, since there is a bit of uncertainty on the demand for Apple products.

The reason for this strategy could be due to continued delays in the start of mass production of the iPhone 5S, originally scheduled for June.

Cupertino may have been forced to postpone the launch of the smartphone due to the decision to equip it with a fingerprint sensor.

Apple is reportedly still looking for a coating material that does not interfere with the sensor.

The article also states that displays for the rumored low-cost iPhone are nearing the start of production.

A Japanese source claimed that the first components should come out of the factories in May, with mass production set to begin in June.