Apple iPhone 6s Plus reportedly facing supply issues due to delay in display production

Apple iPhone 6s Plus reportedly facing supply issues due to delay in display production

Although Apple has just made things difficult for its rivals to survive in the high-end market segment with launching its new iPhone models, the iPhone 6s Plus is reportedly facing some supply issues. The constraints are said to be there due to delay in display production that includes a new backlight hardware and 3D Touch technology.

KGI Securities released a note on Monday that highlights the supply issues. The note says that the issues are not just because of the high-demand for the iPhone 6s but due to some problems in producing the backlight module for the iPhone 6s Plus.

According to KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Japanese supplier Minebea is having the issues in producing the adequate quantity of the backlight module for the iPhone 6s Plus. Though Apple has reportedly transferred the supply orders to Radiant, new pre-orders for the iPhone 6s Plus already showing three to four weeks of delay in shipping in the US.

Apple iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus

Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

“To accelerate availability, we believe Apple has been transferring substantial 6S Plus backlight module orders to Radiant. As such, we estimate the company‚Äôs iPhone 6S Plus backlight module orders to increase by 70-80 percent to 4-5mn units in September, boosting its order allocation from 35-45 percent to 70-80 percent,” the analyst said.

Despite the supply issues, KGI Securities believes that Apple will have a large stock of 1.5 and 2.5 million iPhone 6s Plus units “ready to go” for the September 25 ship date.

Apple considers that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus both will surpassed the shipments record of the last year’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-order.

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus both feature the new display panels along with 3D Touch technology to deliver an all-new touch experience. The proprietary technology is claimed to be the “next-generation of multi-touch” as it not only provides the traditional multi-touch support but also works with gestures and detects the amount of touch pressure.

Apart from the new display panels, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus come with Apple A9 chip and run on iOS 9 out of the box.

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