The next two major versions of the key products of Apple are said to face delays as the company struggles to add new display and security technologies. Ming-chi Kuo, the KGI securities analyst, in a note to the investors summarized over at Apple Insider, said that Apple has to work out how to prevent interference from the black-and-white coating material under the cover glass.
That technology, which could presumably authenticate the identity of a user without a pass code or passwords, would come from the security company AuthenTec, which Apple snapped up for $356 million in July last year. The company makes identity software and fingerpint sensors, and before the acquisition had sold its technology to the likes of LG, Motorola and Samsung. Kuo, as for the next version of the iPad mini, reiterated that Apple intends to sue a higher density, Retina Display panel, a decision that is creating production challenges.
This is not a new claim from Kuo, who said a similar thing in January. In recent months, murmurs of such dreams have also dripped out based on the production of such panels as far back as November. Both the products were last updated and released in the fall, with the iPhone 5 in late September, and the iPad mini in October. Kuo, on top of those claims notes that the plans of Apple for a low cost iPhone are also getting tripped up by manufacturing difficulties, specifically around the casing.
It is aid that Apple is reverting back to plastic for the back of the iPhone, which it used in the first three iPhone models, before switching to glass, then metal. One of the reasons to trust Kuo over the many Apple analysts is that he has been spot on regarding Apple’s plans and timings of its 3-inch Retina MacBook Pro last year, along with the iPad and iPod details.
Sources by: thepointdaily