Apple IPhone 6 Faces Supply Issues After Last Minute Redesign

By 06:53 Wed, 21 Jul 2021 Comments

According to sources inside the Apple supply chain who shared information with Reuters, suppliers are having troubles delivering enough classy screen units for the iPhone 6. The need to redesign a key component is to blame as it has disrupted the phone's display panel production.

More specifically, the backlight that helps illuminate the classy screen has been redesigned, which has left suppliers scratching their heads. This has put the classy screen assembly on pautilize for unspecified periods in June and July. Apple has demanded to 4.7" iPhone 6 to sport a single layer of backlight film, and not two. However, this configuration didn't prove colorful enough and an extra layer had to be fitted.

To create up for the lost time, suppliers are working around the clock, the supply chain source noted. The companies producing the displays are Japan Display, Sharp and LG Display.

It's still unclear if the troubles with the supply are going to affect the iPhone 6's launch or limit the number of units available to customers.

The same source confirms that Apple is also working on a 5.5" version of the iPhone. It's expected to go out in December, while the 4.7" version will be available this September. Its announcement is scheduled for September 9.




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