The display for the next-gen iPhone 6 is still best by manufacturing gremlins, reports suggest, forcing Apple to order a seat-of-the-pants component redesign and reviving talk of a delay or supply shortages.
According to supply-chain sources who tipped the nod to Reuters, Apple has been forced to “redesign a key component”, which has in turn “disrupted panel production ahead of next month's expected launch”.
The problems, which come hard on the heels of a previous issue with making the displays thin enough, means supply partners are under pressure to service Apple with sufficient quantity of screens for the handset’s purported due date on September 9th.
It’s said that the rethought part is a ‘backlight’, which lights up the screen from behind.
While it’s pretty much unthinkable that Apple could postpone the iPhone 6’s launch altogether, it could yet opt to circumvent the problems by only bringing one of the two expected iPhone 6 variants to market in early September.
As it stands, both the 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch iPhone 6 models are expected to be unveiled simultaneously on the 9th and go on sale ten days later.