Based on what we’ve been seeing lately, it sure has appeared that production of the iPhone 5S was going along swimmingly. There have been a number of leaks showing hardware components in various states of assembly, and it sure looked like everything was coming together. Well, today we hear some claims that manufacturing has hit a snag or two, as well as some new theories about what hardware to expect – all this plus a couple new shots of the 5S itself.
Reportedly, there have been issues with the production of both the handset’s LCD controller and with the circuitry supporting the rumored fingerprint scanner. As a result, Apple may end up with a few million fewer 5S handsets in the weeks following the phone’s launch than it would have wanted.
As for those specs, the 5S could get an IGZO LCD with the same resolution as the iPhone 5, move up to 2GB of RAM, and maybe even get NFC – though knowing Apple makes us hesitant to believe that last bit. This source also mentions that fingerprint sensor, and claims that while the 5S will still run an A6 chip, it will get a clock speed bump and an upgraded GPU. The phone’s camera could end up as a 12-megapixel component, and there’s more talk of those dual LEDs for the flash that we’ve seen before.
Finally, those pictures: nothing new to see here, as far as we can tell. Just another tease.