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iPhone 6S might not see spring launch after all

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New reports out of China have revealed that Apple’s iPhone 6S might not see a spring launch, despite earlier rumours suggesting that might be the case.

A UDN article says that components might not be ready in time, which could see the purported date pushed back.

Apple was initially reported to be considering a spring release for its next flagship smartphone so that next year’s Apple Watch would land alongside a new handset.

According to new reports, Apple won’t have time to get new components sorted for a spruced up device, with the Apple Watch already taking up the lion’s share of the firm’s supply chain efforts.

For starters, the production of Apple’s upcoming A9 chip has only just been kicked off by Samsung, which leaves very little time to finalise the rest of the device.

Considering the ‘-S’ variant of Apple handsets typically ship with beefier innards, an iPhone 6S seems a likely candidate to debut the A9 chip.

This would suggest we’d be looking at a much later release date – possibly even the usual autumn launch we’ve grown accustomed to these past few years.

It would also be an odd move for Apple to launch a new smartphone just 6 months after its latest handset duo – the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus – launched.

Such a short release cycle would surely invoke anger for the huge number of consumers who only just shelled out for the premium devices.

Fortunately, it’s also reported that the Apple Watch production is actually ahead of schedule, with mass manufacturing tipped for January instead of the previously expected Feburary.

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Via: GForGames, UDN

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