Report: Apple (AAPL) Is Struggling With Fingerprint Sensor Manufacturing For The New iPhone

Posted Jul 16, 2013

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly having production problems with the next-generation iPhone, which may be called the iPhone 5S.  DigiTimes reports that the core issue of the manufacturing struggle is with a fingerprint sensor that will be reportedly built into the new iPhone.

This will likely hold back around 3 million units until Q4 2013.  The iPhone 5S is expected to arrive in September.

It is not confirmed yet whether the new iPhone will be called the iPhone 5S or if it will have a fingerprint sensor.  Apple bought a fingerprint sensor company called AuthenTec for $365 million in 2012, which is an indication that Apple will somehow integrate that kind of technology into one of their products.