View Full Version : New iPhone could not be launched in Summer due to LTE chips shortage

04-20-2012, 03:11 PM
October to be the more realistic date


An analyst reveals that even Apple wishing to release the ew iPhone this Summer, they could not due to shortages being suffered by LTE chip maker Qualcomm.

According to Redmondpie:

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes that even if Apple had indeed wished to bring the next iPhone to market sooner rather than later, it could not thanks to shortages being suffered by LTE chip maker Qualcomm. With LTE now part of the new iPad’s arsenal, Munster believes that the iPhone is a certainty to also pick up some 4G speed.

Qualcomm’s apparent supply issues would peg a new iPhone release later this year, bringing the expected October release window back into play, meaning the new iPhone would debut a full twelve months after the iPhone 4S was released to huge lines around the world.

“It is more likely the phone launches in October given Qualcomm commentary around 28nm chip supply…. we believe Apple will include LTE in the iPhone 5 as an important feature in the product update.”

NEWS SOURCE: http://www.redmondpie.com/next-iphone-not-expected-until-october-thanks-to-lte-chip-shortage-report/

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