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Get them quick, iPhone 6S Plus said to be in short supply

By Kenny Yeo - on 15 Sep 2015, 10:15am

Get them quick, iPhone 6S Plus said to be in short supply

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The new iPhones are set to be a hit. Already, Apple has said that they are well on track to beat the weekend sales record of the last iPhone - which stands at 10 million.

Demand for the new phones are expected to be high and we predict that it could be hard to get your hands on one when they launch. However, this predicament wouldn't be helped by reported supply shortages of the new iPhone 6S Plus.

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new iPhone 6S Plus will be facing supply shortages due to backlight module production issues at Japanese supplier Minebea. Kuo also said that Apple plans to get around this problem by going to an alternative supplier, Radiant.

Kuo said:

We believe Minebea’s (JP) backlight module production issues in supplying iPhone 6S Plus (6S Plus) is one of the main factors in the model’s supply shortage. To tackle this issue, we believe Apple (US) has been increasingly transferring high-ASP 6S Plus backlight module orders to Radiant, boosting its sales momentum.

To accelerate availability, we believe Apple has been transferring substantial 6S Plus backlight module orders to Radiant. As such, we estimate the company’s iPhone 6S Plus backlight module orders to increase by 70-80% to 4-5mn units in September, boosting its order allocation from 35-45% to 70-80%.

Interestingly, the iPhone 6 Plus, which is Apple's first phablet, reportedly faced production issues in its early days because of poor yields with the display.

In any case, the takeaway is this: grab your iPhone 6S Plus as soon as you can!

Source: Macrumors

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