iPhone 5 may launch in October due to Qualcomm supply issues
Research analysts from Piper Jaffray predict the iPhone 5 will have a fall launch.
This later release date is said to be due to a supply issue with Qualcomm's 28-nanometer modem chip, which will enable the new iPhone to be LTE-compatible.
"We expect the iPhone 5 to not only include a revolutionary newly designed body," read the report, "but also support LTE and utilize the Qualcomm 28nm baseband modem."
Yesterday, Reuters reported that Qualcomm cannot meet demands because of "manufacturing constraints" that will bump up operating costs.
The company's CFO, Bill Keitel, told Reuters that demand has surpassed availability so much that the company has "decided to start spending more money to get more supply as soon as possible."
Keitel also noted that this shortage is draining the company of tens of millions of dollars.