that Apple is having trouble manufacturing the new 5S still. One wrote that this has to be the major reason for the shortfall is that Apple will delay launch until they get issues resolved and are only planning for a restricted number of old devices. I have read this several times in the past few weeks. This makes sense looking the Cirrus report.
Possibly the manufacturing problems have to do with the robotization at Foxxcon. Workers may be doing an intentional slow down, because they know their jobs are in jeopardy. Just a thought. My conspiracy theory for pre announcing is to let the shorts cover before any good news is released. We all know how crooked Wall Street is, this wouldn't surprise me at all.
From what I've read it's more related to the Fingerprint sensor --
Fingerprint sensor for iPhone 5S. Work on finding the right color coatings in order to prevent interference with the sensor offers a technical challenge for Apple, and software integration in iOS 7 will also require additional work
That would explain the guidance this week from Cirrus than origional estimates.
Earlier we estimated that shipments of the new iPhone would begin in July (FDD version) and September (TDD version), while iPad mini 2 would hit the market in August. Currently, market consensus for shipments of iPhone 5S, low-cost iPhone and iPad mini 2 is July, July, and August, respectively. But in light of publicly available information and our knowledge of technological trends, we now think all three products will begin shipments later than our previous expectation and market consensus.
Grade , I've always believed that's a major problem with any big buisness , especially if you have to make millions of them ................. Apple has great products and can easily sell every phone they make , but if you have labor or manufacturing issues it will affect revs later on , which is exactly what happened here .................... it's easy for crus to make a butt load of chips , BUT it's a lot harder for apple to bring all the components together in a plant and assemble the phone , stuff happens which result in delays ............... then their's the China issue , that's a whole other issue , which I do believe has been mostly smoothed out ................ it's tough being No. 1 out there