Among the two new Apple smartphones that have gone on pre-order, the iPhone 6S Plus is showing a longer shipping time than its smaller model. The reason for this was unknown until now, but it has been learned that the device is facing supply issues due to production problems related to its backlight.
Apple’s Japanese supplier Minebea is supposed to be at the bane of this issue. Its inability to properly supply the backlight needed for the iPhone 6 Plus’ display to work had led to the Cupertino giant having switched to another one of its suppliers named Radiant to complete this job.
Naturally, this change has entailed a delay in the production of the handset, as revealed by senior analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities, according to an Apple Insider report. He has also said that Radiant will see its orders increase by 70 to 80 percent to 4 to 5 million units in September.
The iPhone 6S Plus was showcased by the company earlier this month alongside the smaller 6S model. It features a completely revamped 12MP iSight camera that finally offers 4K video support, while also providing optical image stabilization. Another highlight of the device is its 3D Touch display which is able to provide different touch feedbacks depending on the amount of force you’re applying on it.
A neat look at the key specs of the iPhone 6S Plus:
– Display: 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– OS: iOS 9
– Processor: 2GHz dual core Apple A9
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB/64GB/128GB storage options
– Cameras: 12MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 2915mAh
– Dimensions: 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm
– Weight: 192gms
This new iPhone comes with a 5MP front camera which is capable of substantially increasing the brightness of the display at the exact monument you’re clicking a selfie, so that there’s more light in the final image. Thanks to iOS 9 additions, the device is able to respond to the Hey Siri command even when it’s not connected to a charger.
The new iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus are available for pre-order right now, and it should be known that 10 million of their units have already been booked.