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Yet another report suggests new iPhones will be hard to find at launch this year

Published Sep 17th, 2013 7:05PM EDT
iPhone 5s Launch

Following an earlier report from BGR that suggested supply of Apple’s iPhone 5s will be very constrained at launch, a new claim suggests difficulties producing a different iPhone component could impact supply of both new iPhone models when they are released later this week. Digitimes on Tuesday reported that supply chain rumors suggest Apple’s suppliers are having trouble with camera lens modules for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Only one supplier, Largan Precision, has been able to meet top Apple’s desired yield rate, according to the report. Other suppliers are apparently still falling short, and this could be another sign that the iPhone 5s will be hard to find come Friday. As for the iPhone 5c, it looks like there will be plenty to go around even if production is falling short of Apple’s orders.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.