Low in-cell touch panel yields spell trouble for the iPhone 5, Apple throws money at the problem
1. MeoCao (unregistered)
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 (Posts: 5736; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
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. (Posts: 1945; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
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 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Why dont apple order from tpk and Japan Display at the same time ? Then less shortage
5. Smart (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
"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 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
not as good as japan display's display . But still works
Just a tiny compromise
3. akbar (Posts: 62; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)
[irony] WoW Apple might have margins bellow 50%!!!! Sell the stock they are doomed!!! [irony]
4. Aeires (unregistered)
*cough* Samsung *cough* shouldn't have bit that hand *cough*
6. Doakie (Posts: 1245; Member since: 06 May 2009)
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 (Posts: 135; Member since: 14 Sep 2010)
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 (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
That's what happens when you f*ck with Samsung.
Better start picking up those bread crumbs.
10. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
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
12. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I smell a rush job and lots of returns...
19. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
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 (Posts: 363; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
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 (Posts: 310; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
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 (Posts: 1733; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
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. (Posts: 1945; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
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 (Posts: 267; Member since: 13 May 2012)
Why so many displays, oh that's right they are all ready taking IPhone 5S into consideration.