What, iPhone 6s Plus Delayed? If rumors are to be believed even though the new iPhone 6s will be available for delivery on September 25 iPhone 6s Plus (the larger counterpart of iPhone 6s) will face 3-4 weeks in deliveries. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, in a note that was published to investors of his firm, the shortage will not be solely because of the high demand for the model but also for the supply problems with the back light hardware of the iPhone 6s Plus. So the Japanese supplier Minebea, which supplies the back light hardware for the model, is facing issues.
According to the eminent analyst, Apple is trying to solve its issues by contacting another supplier, Radiant, to supply them with the orders for the back light module. The supplier will most probably see a 70-80% increase in its orders, which will amount to a total of 4-5 million units.
Mr. Kuo was quoted as stating:
“We believe Radiant is receiving rush orders, because Minebea is having production issues. This tells us that Radiant is more skilled at producing back light module for 6S Plus given its accumulated abundant experience supplying the back light module for iPad mini (a similar size to 6S Plus). To accelerate availability, we believe Apple has been transferring substantial 6S Plus back light module orders to Radiant. As such, we estimate the company’s iPhone 6S Plus back light module orders to increase by 70-80% to 4-5 million units in September, boosting its order allocation from 35-45% to 70-80%.”
According to Kuo, Apple will most likely prepare 1.5 million to 2 million units of the iPhone 6s Plus models to sell on September 25.
Estimated arrival timings of shipping of models of the iPhone 6s Plus have been delayed 3-4 weeks later than previously expected, with the most delayed color option being the rose gold model. In related news, Apple also stated that pre-orders of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are ‘on pace to beat’ the record breaking sales figures (10 million) of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus of 2014.
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