The number of iPhone 4s that have been manufactured in anticipation of the worldwide launch this week could be less than that required to meet demands due to a problem with the Retina Display, it has been claimed.
The highly publicised Retina Display technology is set to be the crowning jewel of Apple's next smartphone, but an issue with the in-plane switching which manages the screen's pixels is apparently hindering production.
Ultimately this news could mean that the launch of the iPhone 4 on Thursday will only be enjoyed by a relatively small number of customers in the UK and around the world, according to The Street.
A source from one of the manufacturers that works with Apple spoke to industry analyst Ashok Kumar, explaining the production issues and stating that the planned production of four million iPhone 4 units each month is likely to be halved until a resolution is found.
Various pieces of evidence suggest that Apple will be unable to meet demand for the iPhone 4 on its release date and its network partners are having to put the brakes on plans to issue the smartphone to all comers.
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