We have a fairly defined image of how the iPhone we can see in the fall thanks to the concepts we have been seeing through networks and features leaks but beware: its manufacturing process is an internal battle for Apple that we never see and Which often gives problems.
MacRumors has been talking to Timothy Arcuri, an analyst at Cowen and Company, who says Apple is struggling to create a Touch ID sensor that works well under a 5.8-inch OLED panel.
The company is testing everything to solve the problem and even has taken into account several alternative scenarios in case of not finding a solution.
Possibilities for a later release than normal
These alternative scenarios would remove the Touch ID sensor and depend only on iris sensors and facial recognition being rumored, placing the sensor on the back of the iPhone (and making sure it is not in an awkward place for the user) or Delaying the production of the iPhone 5.8 inches.
This latter option would not delay the release of other models of 4.7 and 5.5 inches, but the launch of that “special” 5.8-inch model.
It all depends on whether the Touch ID sensors that are currently manufacturing at AuthenTec are the size. Otherwise, we would see an “iPhone Edition” introduced in September, but that would be launched much later because it would have delayed its production on a large scale. And of course, its availability would be very limited from the beginning.
At the moment it is something that must be taken into account as a factor for Apple to make decisions from now on, but I make a call to optimism: there have always been rumors about problems in the manufacture of an iPhone around these dates every year and finally, Release dates are not delayed.