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Next generation iPhone, iPad mini reportedly facing production delays

By Shawn Knight
Apr 11, 2013
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  1. Apple’s next iPhone is widely expected to debut sometime this summer but according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo, the handset and the next iPad mini have been met with production difficulties that could result in delayed launches.

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,942   +899

    That would be cool to have a fingerprint scanner that can read your fingerprint as you swipe to unlock. I wonder if this tech even exists or the fingerprint isnt distinct enough to read.
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,466   +622

    Of course they have production issues on retina mini. The resolution has to be exactly the same as iPad Big, which will probably make the Mini the highest PPI device available. This will also make it sell like hotcakes.

    The other alternative is to NOT make the resolutions the same. Considering there is no UI or screen scaling in iOS development, I have no idea how this option can even work. It would break the whole Apple 'model'.


    Edit: Either way, their model is already crumbling. A Retina+ screen? Makes no sense, since the retina screen is magical and the best you can get (says Apple). Their mobile device model started crumbling with the iPhone5 screen size.
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,912   +362

    my 2710p laptop made in what, 2006 or 7 or 8? idk one of those has one. Im sure theyve gotten substantially more accurate and fast since then too.
  5. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,942   +899

    Well, visualize an iPhone lock screen. The slide to unlock. It is quite wide. So having to read a finger while swiping that large area is tough. I am trying to portray the "Slide to unlock":[​IMG]
  6. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 412   +42

    Hmmm this is just one of the many string of articles that have a very different tinge to them wrt Apple than it did just 1 year ago. Either the death of Jobs is finally setting in or the Universe is just trying to restore order. Either way, I hope this forces them to double down on R&A and innovate beyond everyone's wildest dreams.
    Moreover, looking at todays landscape of spec-crazy cretins, they should just release a 16 core chip to appease the masses. Maybe even with 14 of them "low power/idle chips" like the octa in the S4.
    anyway, I think what Apple really need now is a refresher. No simply a better camera or better maps or better CPU. They need an iPhone "Macro" with iOS8. They can just skip 7 coz it's so overdue it's already boring.
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,066   +704

    Can we say they're late if they haven't promised a release date? The product cycles for phones and tablets are so short that it's almost impossible to get all the pieces in line to make for a fast release. It's like planning wedding events down to the second... all you're going to do is guarantee failure. The HTC One was a little late, and Samsung is smart enough to say '2nd quarter' when they promise a release, and then they don't tell us when something will be coming out until 2 days before hand when supplies are already at vendors ready to be sold. The Note 8 came out what, yesterday and the release date was announced 3 days ago?

    Apple already is a little behind because their phones are coming out after the Android phones. The S3 came out a few months before the 5 and the S4/One will be out before the 5S or 6. Apple used to be ahead in this race, I'm not sure how they got passed up... maybe the tight manufacturing of the iPhone 5 made for a longer cycle.


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