iPhone 6 5.5-Inch May Be Delayed Until 2015
Due to many production issues with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, it may be delayed until 2015. The main production issue is with the display and the new sapphire crystal. According to sources, Apple is having no problems with the 4.7-inch display, but they are with the larger one.
Production bottlenecks on 4.7-inch iPhone 6 center on the yield rate of in-cell touch panel and metal casing. As in-cell touch panel becomes larger in size, the edge of the panel may become insensitive to touch. Meanwhile, under new manufacturing process for the iPhone 6 metal casing, color unevenness is an issue.
We were originally expecting the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 to come alongside the 4.7-inch one this fall. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if Apple can get everything working again.
Source: KGI Securities; Ming-Chi Kuo