Low in-cell touch panel yields spell trouble for the iPhone 5, Apple throws money at the problem
1. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 31 Jul 2012, 08:28 1
Tim Cook used to be responsible for the production, since he became the CEO he obviously was losing control of that department.
8. Droid_X_Doug posted on 31 Jul 2012, 10:04 2
Apple may have to slip the iPhone 5 release date if it can't build up a large enough stockpile of inventory. Anyone for an October, 2012 release date?
17. andro. posted on 31 Jul 2012, 14:18 2
maybe,they could also release an initial batch and then create those usual apple 'waiting lists' until the 'sold out' handset come back into stock circulation. Every year this situation happens,its an apple ploy to drum up iPhone rabbies fever!!
2. IamYourFather6657 posted on 31 Jul 2012, 08:30 0
Why dont apple order from tpk and Japan Display at the same time ? Then less shortage
5. Smart posted on 31 Jul 2012, 09:20 1
"After TPK losing its touch panel orders from Apple because of its inability to produce an in-cell panel with the required quality and quantity"
Geez man.....do u even read an article completely before jumping to make ludicrous comments.....
11. IamYourFather6657 posted on 31 Jul 2012, 11:17 0
not as good as japan display's display . But still works
Just a tiny compromise
3. akbar posted on 31 Jul 2012, 08:32 0
[irony] WoW Apple might have margins bellow 50%!!!! Sell the stock they are doomed!!! [irony]
4. Aeires (unregistered) posted on 31 Jul 2012, 08:54 0
*cough* Samsung *cough* shouldn't have bit that hand *cough*
6. Doakie posted on 31 Jul 2012, 09:30 8
Eh. I applaud Samsung for growing a pair an standing up to the technology tyrant Apple. Samsung put the foot down and started making great phones. Now they sell more smartphones than Apple. Plus it was probably smart for them to break ties on making Apple's displays, Samsung needs more production for its own phones.
7. structureman116 posted on 31 Jul 2012, 09:34 4
Maybe if they paid these people more than pennies to produce this $h*t for their phones they would produce them faster. Apple makes ridiculous margins on their products while simulaneously screwing over the workers that assemble their products and make the components for them.
9. p0rkguy posted on 31 Jul 2012, 10:31 3
That's what happens when you f*ck with Samsung.
Better start picking up those bread crumbs.
10. groupsacc posted on 31 Jul 2012, 11:10 5
LOL Apple trying their best not to buy Samsung displays. Samsung already had this in-cell touchscreen technology pumping out at full capacity since the original Galaxy S released more than 2 years ago. tsk tsk tsk
19. iamcc posted on 31 Jul 2012, 15:26 3
Even when the phone wouldn't work unless you "held it right" people still didn't return...
The phone would have to ship with absolutely no screen at all for someone to actually return an iPhone haha
13. maxican16 posted on 31 Jul 2012, 13:20 0
I wonder how durable these panels are. Will they survive being dropped? This issue, coupled with poor yield (not even 50% for the most efficient supplier?!?), and the move apple has made towards parts glued together versus screwed together..... Well, let's just say they could be bit by this on the backside as well (warranty repairs).
14. darkvadervip posted on 31 Jul 2012, 13:28 1
I smell haters and jealousy. SG3 having a ton of quality issues I should know I work with the warranty department. To this date wp7 phones are the best quality with less issues just need wp8 to bring a better update and I think Microsoft will be the winner in the end.
15. lyndon420 posted on 31 Jul 2012, 13:34 5
I would assume that you don't see as many WP's coming through your warranty department because people need to buy a product first before they can claim any kind of warranty.
(here comes the thumbs down for stating a fact)
18. andro. posted on 31 Jul 2012, 14:22 3
Agreed,we don't have any faulty wp returns because we generally don't sell any to begin with. As little as it has sold it has been still noticed that the lumia 800 has had its considerable problems. From what I've seen day in day out the s3 has had very few doa claims
20. Fuego84 posted on 31 Jul 2012, 21:07 0
Why so many displays, oh that's right they are all ready taking IPhone 5S into consideration.