Analyst predicts delay for iPhone 5

A US analyst has predicted a delayed debut for Apple's iPhone 5 because of problems in securing components.

21st April, 2012
Tim Cook, chief executive, Apple: chip shortage. Photo: Getty

A US analyst has predicted a delayed debut for Apple's iPhone 5 because of problems in securing components.

Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray said he now believed Apple might launch an iPhone 5 in October, with a new body design and faster networks.

Chip manufacturer Qualcomm said yesterday it was having trouble meeting demand for components that Munster believes Apple will need for the phone. Munster, who predicted a new iPhone for August, correctly predicted previous releases.

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