Apple's rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could be delayed as far back as 2015, according to a new report.
According to KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is having trouble with the device's new metal casing and its new in-cell touchscreen, which combines several layers into one for a thinner and lighter design.
According to Kuo, Apple is already facing production bottlenecks on the 4.7-inch model related to the new technology for the device's in-cell touch panel, as well as color unevenness on the redesigned "iPhone 6" metal casing. Those problems are said to be even worse with the larger 5.5-inch model.
"These problems will likely be even more complicated with a larger size," he said. In particular, he said the new in-cell touch panels may have issues related to touch sensitivity on the edges of the panel as displays become larger in size, making the 5.5-inch model a much greater technical achievement for Apple to accomplish.
Since none of this information has been officially confirmed by Apple (not even the existence of the aforementioned models), this is all currently pure speculation. All we know for certain is that Apple's regular schedule for releasing a new iPhone model typically falls in the September-October timeframe.
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