toggle

AAPL Stock: 126.44 ( -0.16 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Backlight redesign reportedly hampered iPhone builds in June, July

updated 08:54 am EDT, Fri August 22, 2014

Issue resolved, stemmed from Apple seeking thinnest device possible

Adding to the mystery of the iPhone 6 and its shipment date, reports are circulating that Apple's suppliers were "scrambling" to source enough screens for the new device, because of a shift in design. Not known is if the problem, linked to the backlight, will lead to shipping delays or extremely tight sales constraints on launch.

According to Reuters, a pair of supply chain sources prevented screen assembly during June and July. Reportedly, a new backlight configuration was not bright enough, so the design and the screen assembly itself had to be changed.

The design has apparently been revised, enough screen assemblies for the 4.7-inch device have been procured, and suppliers are building devices "flat-out" to catch up. Production problems have been previously reported, but with a larger 5.5-inch model. At this point, few concrete specifications of the devices are available, but rumors abound.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Prong PWR Case

Ultimately there's one thing we all want from smartphone accessories; we want options. When it comes to keeping our iPhone charged, w ...

iHome iBT74 Color Changing Bluetooth Speaker

There's no reason why your tech can't look good while doing what it was designed to do. That's the reason that sports cars look goo ...

Logitech Gaming Daedalus Prime Mouse

Logitech Gaming continues to expand upon its peripherals line, with each one looking to fit neatly into a breadth of gaming needs. Bui ...

toggle

Most Commented