“Apple Inc. may delay the introduction of the iPhone 5S until the end of the year after the design was changed to feature a bigger 4.3-inch retina display screen, the Commercial Times reported,” Argin Chang reports for Bloomberg News.
“The company previously scheduled the release for September or October, the Taiwanese newspaper reported, citing unidentified people in the semiconductor industry,” Chang reports. “A cheaper version of the Apple iPhone is expected by the end of the third quarter after chips for the new model started shipment in June, the newspaper said.”
Chang reports, “Suppliers to Apple fell after the report, with Pegatron Corp. (4938) slumping 7 percent to NT$47.55 as of 12:33 p.m. in Taipei. TPK Holding Co. dropped 3.2 percent to NT$399.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yeah, all of a sudden, at the very last minute, Apple just decided to change a minor thing like the size of the display for their top revenue-generating product. (dripping sarcasm)