Friday, September 7, 2012

Display Supply Problems Affect Production Of iPhone 5

iPhone 5
iPhone 5

Even before the iPhone 5 is unveiled by Apple, it appears that it is already experiencing some issues on the supply of its display screen.  The next version of the iPhone is expected to be launched by Apple within the month and it appears that supply issues will result to a backlog in the release of the device into the market.

The supply issue on the iPhone 5 display was reportedly experienced by Sharp, which is one of the suppliers of the display for the next iPhone. The two other suppliers are Japan Display and LG. Mass production of the new display of the iPhone 5 was already started by LG while Sharp supposedly started production last month.

Reports have indicated that the problems in the production of the displays for the iPhone 5 were due to the technology that is being used for the new screen displays. The high production cost has supposedly affected the profit margins of the company although no statements were issued by Sharp on the reason for the delay.

A new display was used by Apple in order to make the iPhone 5 slimmer. The technology utilizes touch sensors located inside the color filters of the display. In comparison, the touch sensors on the existing models of the iPhone are positioned on top of the color filters. The technology was patented by Apple, which will be the first company to use it and it will reduce the thickness of the iPhone 5 by at least 0.5 millimeters.

Aside from being slimmer, the screen display of the iPhone 5 will reportedly be bigger compared to the previous versions of the smartphone. According to reports, the screen size of the iPhone 5 will be around four inches, which is bigger by thirty percent compared to the existing models.  Due to this, the iPhone 5 will also be taller compared to the previous models and will feature a screen resolution of 1136 x 640.

Apple has not issued any statements in connection to the reports on the issue of the display supply for the upcoming iPhone 5.

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