iPhone 6 production hit with display problems

iPhone 6 production hit with display problems

Summary: 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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  • initially chosen to use a single layer of backlight film

    No one at Apple noticed it was too dim until production started? Sounds fishy.
    cbbaker007
    • Stock is high time to dump.

      Put out some fake news to get a downward trend and buy back in on the low.
      Bruizer
      • very plausable

        very
        everss02
  • early adoptors beware

    would be wise to wait for v2
    everss02
    • Agreed

      Wait until they fix the bugs and call it iPhone 7
      Blogsworth
      • 6S

        Not sure if your comment was tongue-in-cheek but the refinement model will presumably be called the 6S.
        MajorlyCool
        • Not A Bad Idea

          But I'm gonna be a sucker and buy one. Once I save up. I'm not giving up my unlimited data plan on Verizon.
          Doug Bott
  • AKH articles are click baits...better publish it in gossip sites.

    It's all about "he said...she said...". Nothing verified or tested...
    Owl:Net
    • And for less ignorant.....

      your comments can be construed as Microsoft advertisement.
      partman1969@...
  • Screen Was Dimmer

    than the geniuses at the bar!
    Mujibahr
  • "According to sources, display...."

    What are your "sources"...

    Your articles have ZERO credibility.
    Owl:Net
  • j.mp/PDFMaster

    with news like this, real or manufactured, might as well raise the price
    DamnTastic
  • "...thin as possible": YES, thats how they call cost/profit relation today.

    ...I wonder if now they will redesign the entire iphone's metal case to fit the two layer backlight film. If not, then the information about the "thickness problem" was false. I think that was a profit question, but now they realized that the screen was of poor quality and could hurt the brand.
    mhfernandes
  • Remember....

    These "sources" haven't been verified and Apple hasn't said anything. All rumors. [And no, I'm not a fanboi.]
    Gisabun