Touch ID, the built-in fingerprint technology in Apple's new iPhone 5s, is causing production problems and will limit availability on its September 20 launch day, according to analysts. Both Brian White from Cantor, and Peter Misek from Jefferies both say they're hearing the sensor yield is below expectations, limiting just how many iPhone 5s units Apple can build.
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Apple hasn't said if iPhone 5s numbers are limited, but without a preorder option it seems fairly likely. The new fingerprint sensor looks like a reasonable culprit for the problem, too.