If the early indications are true, the launch of the latest editions of Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone might not go as smoothly as many had hoped. The rumor mill is abuzz on word that the company's fingerprint sensors might be giving its manufacturing partners fits, which could have implications for supplies of the high-end smartphone.

And to make matters worse, it also appears Apple might be facing some headwinds in the increasingly integral market of China. In the days since the iPhone became available for pre-order, investors were given slightly sour news from the two Chinese carriers that sell the iPhone: China Unicom and China Telecom. So what's the latest in this key space, and how should investors interpret it? In this video, Fool contributor Andrew Tonner breaks down two emerging stories for Apple's iPhone in China.

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