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Apple’s new iPhone 5S might be hard to find when it launches this fall

July 16th, 2013 at 9:40 AM
iPhone 5S Production Fingerprint Sensor

In what’s becoming a regular occurrence, an upcoming Apple product is reportedly facing manufacturing setbacks. Digitimes reports that “poor yields of fingerprint-recognition chips and LCD driver ICs” are holding back production of the iPhone 5S, which will likely face supply shortages when it launches in the fall. Digitimes‘ sources say that Apple’s manufacturing partners should have started volume production of the fingerprint sensors by early July at the latest, but poor early yields have disrupted the company’s plans. Last year both the iPad mini and iPhone 5 similarly faced production woes that limited their early supplies when they first hit the market.

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