iPhone 7S Leak Hint At Issues That Could Jeopardize The Launch Of The 2017 Flagship iPhone; See Details [VIDEO]

29 April 2017, 12:28 pm EDT By Vinay Patel Mobile & Apps

Apple's next iPhone, allegedly dubbed as the iPhone 7S has been subject to a slew of rumors and leaks. Aside from that, all sorts of other information including its release date, specs and price have been doing rounds across social media.

While smartphone enthusiasts have been clamoring for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus successor for a long time, multiple sources have indicated that the next iPhone is highly unlikely to hit the store shelves in near future. The reports attribute the delayed launch to "technically challenging" issues.

Supporting recent news from Bloomberg and KGI's renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, is the largest financial newspaper in the world, Nikkei. In its report Nikkei throws light upon the manufacturing of Apple's 10th anniversary iPhone line, which has run into an unexpected problem.

According to sources acquainted with Apple, suppliers have failed to put finishing touch on key components such as printed circuit boards, wireless charging, and display. As if that weren't enough, Samsung is reportedly having a hard time supplying the OLED panels, which Apple is planning to use in its next iPhone.

Furthermore, Nikkei (via Forbes) cites Fubon Securities' Arthur Liao, who explains that Apple has difficulty in handling an issue linked with overheating of its wireless charging modules. The report also alludes to a revelation made by IDC analyst Sean Kao regarding bothers with the mass production of the device's circuit boards.

On the brighter side of things, Kao added that the issues related to production only emerge because there is a new design for a radically smaller printed circuit board in order to pave the way for a robust battery for backing up this new iPhone. Moreover, with word floating around about Apple's modest backup Plan B, Bloomberg, Kuo and Nikkei all suggest the Cupertino-based tech titan is in readiness to accept a delayed launch rather than be careless will be what iPhone fanatics want to hear. Even if Apple has to postpone the iPhone 7S launch close to Christmas.

With these launch date revelations coming amidst significant feature leaks, it's quite strange there are still no concrete details about the moniker this new iPhone is expected to bear. Ideally, the successor to the iPhone 7 should be dubbed as the 'iPhone 7S,' but iPhone 8 (doesn't align well with a 10th anniversary year), iPhone X (farfetched after Apple scrapped MacOS X), iPhone Edition (graceless?), or just the 'iPhone' are also being contemplated.

That being said, if Apple decides to delay the next iPhone's launch in the bid to ensure it is worthy being a flagship and a 10th-anniversary edition, then hardly anyone will make a fuss about what it's called.

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