Low production yields of the tough but pricey material means it won't surface on the next iPhone in time for a September launch, Trendforce analysts conclude.
Based on Apple's predictions for the current quarter, analyst Gene Munster believes the new iPhone will roll out around the last week of September.
Both voice assistants have improved since last year, says analyst Gene Munster. But in a new contest, Google Now scores slightly higher than its rival from Apple.
Apple already has some big hooks in the enterprise market, so the deal with IBM won't do much to increase overall sales, says analyst Gene Munster.
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty also says no other company comes close to Apple's brand loyalty in the mobile market.
Announcement of layoffs ranging between 5 percent and 10 percent expected this month when the company reports its fiscal quarter.
Ming-Chi Kuo blames delay on challenges created by new hardware and software development.
Some see potential benefit for Apple's iTunes Radio offering, while others said it was a defensive move at a time when Apple should be looking for offensive assets.
The launch of a larger Surface Pro may happen at a good time, as device makers see growth for traditional tablets plummet.
The average analyst estimate puts Apple's iPad sales at 19.3 million units, down 0.7 percent compared with the same period last year.