There are rumors wondering around that Qualcomm, Apple’s LTE chip supplier has encountered “trouble meeting demand” in what concerns smartphone chips. The Chief executive Paul Jacobs claims in person that they cannot secure enough supply to meet the increasing demand they are facing. The next generation of iPhone is pretty much likely to possess the 4G LTE just like the new iPad, so this means that Qualcomm’s issue could postpone the big launch. Usually, Apple keeps its tradition and launches their products in July but it seems that this year’s iPhone is also going to different in what concerns the launch date.
All this shortage issue could lead to a slowdown in the roll out of the most advanced LTE phones.
“Demand went so far ahead of availability that we’ve decided to start spending more money to get more supply as soon as possible,”… “Any time we can’t make a customer totally happy I’m going to worry. You don’t want to give a customer a reason to go elsewhere.”
According also to Reuters, manufacturing constraints are likely to last throughout the rest of the year:
“Given that its supply related and not demand related the shares will rally back,” said Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley, who expects a “nice recovery” for Qualcomm by the end of the calendar year 2012.
Rumors about the iPhone’s launch are already running wild, whether the iPhone will be launched in June or October and it what exactly concerns its design.