According to a recent source, Apple’s next-generation iPhone will not be released until 2023

Unnamed sources may have indicated Friday that Apple’s undisclosed, untested gadget has been unofficially postponed to an unspecified later date – and the price of the new device is poised to soar as well.

According to unnamed leakers regularly referenced in unclear technological publications, Apple has been discreetly researching the hot new technology for many years. A slew of unsubstantiated and unverifiable reports back up the notion that Apple is heavily involved in the new technology, which employs buzzworthy nameless tech jargon to create a totally new class of gadgets – albeit what precisely it remains a mystery.

However, because of unanticipated production issues, Apple will be unable to meet an internal, undisclosed shipment schedule, forcing admirers of the questionable technology to wait.

“According to sources familiar with the matter, Apple Inc. is contemplating postponing the launch of its hot new item by at least a few months, perhaps delaying its first major new product since the Apple Watch in 2015,” the article alleges. “That might postpone the announcement until the end of 2022 or later, with the product reaching stores by 2023,” the article said.

According to similar allegations, citing an anonymous analyst study, supply chain concerns in China were affecting an unnamed supplier’s capacity to export components, further complicating efforts to bring the new technology to market. The report’s often referenced expert predicted that the cost of the next-generation smart item will rise by at least 10% – and that this increase would have no effect on sales.

“We feel there is still a huge market for this technology,” the analyst allegedly said, estimating sales of 15 to 20 million copies in the first year alone.

When asked for comment, an Apple spokesperson who declined to be identified on the record did not confirm or deny the allegation. In the backdrop, the unidentified official hinted that Apple is always researching new technologies, a vague claim he refused to confirm and declined to comment on further.

We will continue to watch the situation and will update this report when new information becomes available.