Thin display causing iPhone 5 supply issues


Apple’s iPhone 5 is experiencing a shortfall in supply due to its thinner, lighter touchscreen, according to a report from Bloomberg. The phone’s in-cell screen technology, which combines the display and touch sensor, is facing production constraints as manufacturers LG Display and Japan Display Inc. have struggled to meet high demand. Although Apple has also enlisted Sharp Corp. to help manufacture the displays, Sharp wasn’t able to start shipments before the iPhone 5’s launch. The report also speculates that delays from Qualcomm in making LTE chips could lead to shortages.

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Phil Dzikiy

Phil Dzikiy was the Editor-in-Cheif at iLounge. He mostly edited and oversaw all site editorial content, managed staff and freelancers, made the final call on product review grades and awards, and led online coverage of all Apple events and live coverage of the International CES in 2015.