Apple News Byte: IPhone 5S Will Reportedly Be in Short Supply at Launch

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As anticipation builds for Apple's next-generation iPhone 5S, a new report suggests Apple will once again have trouble meeting early demand for the new phone. KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo has a good track record when it comes to details surrounding unannounced Apple products, and he reported in a research note that manufacturing issues will leave the iPhone 5S in short supply when it launches in late September. Apple hasn't reported its most recent iPhone sales numbers but newly released estimates from TrendForce indicate Samsung smartphone sales absolutely crushed Apple's iPhone in the second quarter this year. According to the firm, Apple sold 27 million iPhones in the second quarter while Samsung sold a staggering 71 million smartphones . Lower-priced legacy iPhones are gradually gaining share across Apple's smartphone portfolio.

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