The endless rumors about the iPhone 5 will bring some disadvantages for Apple. due to high expectations of the new Apple iPhone 5, sales of the current model have been reduced. Apple has shown, in the past quarter only, relatively poor sales figures for the iPhone. Of course, the Californian company is hoping for a renewed appreciation and wants to win back the lost market share. however, due to a lack of resources, it may not arrive at a hundred percent.
Recently, the Taiwanese industry publication Digitimes, learned from an unspecified source within the supplier community, that the production of the new iPhone 5 has to struggle with basic problems and thus the desired quantities can not be produced. The anticipated delivery of 20 million units in the third quarter no longer seems to be possible. Therefore, an acute shortage in the first few months could be the result.
According to the report, only around 15 million devices will be shipped during the current quarter. The cause of the delivery problems are reportedly the new in-cell touch screens, which can not be produced in sufficient quantities. Also, inadequate supplies of some materials for the new dock connector may lead to delays.
If the aforementioned report really is true, interested customers should be prepared for a slightly longer waiting period in the first few weeks. The best advice for this situation would be to take the opportunity to pre-order on the Apple Online Store. it should be mentioned that this could also be an artificial shortage by Apple. By using such strategies, Apple could then slightly regulate the initial amount, and spread the sales over several quarters.