iPhone 5s supplies reported to be ‘severely constrained’

18 Sep 2013

Apple’s next generation smartphone the iPhone 5s launches in the US and UK and several other markets this Friday, however it has been reported that inventory supply is “severely constrained.”

BGR.com reported that Apple will not be able to produce enough iPhone 5s device to meet demand.

It is understood that there will be no issues purchasing the lower cost iPhone 5c on launch day.

The new iPhone 5s smartphone which launches Friday will come with an A7 processor that brings 64-bit computing power to the smartphone form factor for the first time as well as advanced graphics performance.

Built into the home button the Touch ID recognises the touch of a single user’s finger so the sensor is only activated when needed.

It also comes with a new M7 motion coporocessor that gathers data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and compass; setting up tantalising opportunities for app developers. The new smartphone comes with an 8 megapixel iSight camera features a larger f/2.2 aperture and a new, larger sensor with 1.5μ pixels for better sensitivity and low-light performance, resulting in better pictures

The device will be out in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK on Friday – the rest of the world may have to wait until closer to Decembe for launch.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years