Cheaper iPhone Display Already Causing Headaches for Apple Suppliers

Apple’s most affordable 2018 iPhone also proves the most difficult to build, if a recent analyst note is accurate.

The company’s new iPhone trio reportedly includes a cheaper model coming with a 6.1-inch LCD panel, while the other two, likely to be a successor to the iPhone X and a Plus-sized sibling, are expected to feature an OLED screen.

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty says Apple suppliers have experienced particular struggles with the 6.1-inch LCD panel, experiencing a mass-production delay of approximately 1 month. By the looks of things, a so-called LED backlight leakage is the culprit and Apple has already managed to fix it together with partners.

No launch impact just yet

Originally, Cupertino expected this production issue to produce a 6-week delay, but given the rapid fix, the impact has been reduced to 4 weeks. While it’s believed … (read more)

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