Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday August 23, 2014

iPhone 6 Launch Could Be Delayed Due to Supply Chain Woes

No need to delete your 9/9 Apple Media Event placeholder in your calendar yet but be aware. A setback in the backlight production delayed screen assembly earlier this summer and suppliers are working around the clock to make up for the lost time.

It's unclear whether the hiccup could delay the launch or limit the number of phones initially available to consumers, the sources said, as Apple readies larger-screen iPhones for the year-end shopping season amid market share loss to cheaper rivals. But the issue highlights the risks and challenges that suppliers face to meet Apple's tough specifications, and comes on the heels of a separate screen technology problem, since resolved, in making thinner screens for the larger iPhone 6 model.