Supply chain issues could be impacting iPhone 6S Plus availability

Apple’s taking a boatload of iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus pre-orders, and the way things are shaping up, the smartphone pair is looking to sell in even higher numbers than last year’s set did when making its own retail debut. At least, Apple’s happy to take all those orders now, but could you have a longer-than-expected wait in store before you actually lay your hands on new-iPhone hardware? Beyond availability already slipping for the rose gold iPhone 6S in several major markets, it appears you could be waiting quite a few weeks before that iPhone 6S Plus you’ve got your eye on is finally ready to ship. According to a new analyst note, there may be a good reason for the delays.

Reportedly, Apple’s run into problems with its suppliers being able to produce enough backlights for the jumbo-sized iPhone 6S Plus to to meet demand. To compensate, Apple’s supposed to be upping orders with its backup supplier, though it could still be several weeks before stocks are able to catch up.

While we suppose it’s reassuring to hear that Apple’s on top of this issue and has a plan in action to get iPhone 6S Plus availability up where it needs to be, that’s cold comfort for shoppers who really wanted to bring that new iPhone phablet home as soon as possible.

If you were already considering the iPhone 6S Plus, has news of these delays caused you to rethink things any, and maybe go for the available-slightly-sooner iPhone 6S?

Source: MacRumors

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