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iPhone 6 production hit with display problems

According to sources, display production was hit after the backlight used to illuminate the display had to be revised, halting production for part of June and July.

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Components suppliers are working hard to produce sufficient displays for Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 after a last-minute component redesign disrupted production.

According to sources speaking to Reuters, display production was hit after the backlight used to illuminate the display had to be revised, halting production for part of June and July.

According to the report, Apple had initially chosen to use a single layer of backlight film, as opposed to the standard two layers, in order to keep the display as thin as possible. However, the resulting display wasn't bright enough and the production was halted while it was redesigned.

According to the sources, production has now resumed and the three suppliers contracted to produce the screen — Japan Display, Sharp, and LG Display — are working hard to produce enough displays.

A spokesperson for Pegatron, the firm responsible for assembly of the iPhone, is reported as saying that "currently, there's a small shortage in supply of a specialized component for our communication devices," but that "this kind of problem regularly occurs and the impact on production is negligible."

The three display manufacturers, along with Apple, have been approached for comment, but so far none have responded.

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