Sharp producing enough iPhone 5 displays, not guilty for the delays
An unnamed Sharp executive has allegedly said at a press briefing held in Osaka that the company is producing "adequate volumes" of those 4" IPS displays. According to an estimate by an analyst, Sharp is capable of producing about 6 million displays per month, which is almost on par with one of Apple's other screen suppliers - Japan Display, the production capabilities of which are estimated at 8 million. In addition, Apple is also using screens from LG Display, so a shortage of displays isn't very likely.
Still, no one can deny the fact that if you try to order an iPhone 5 from Apple's online store right now, you'll be warned that the device will ship in about 3-4 weeks, which is quite a lot of time. Are the factories building the phone responsible for the delays? Has Apple favored the retail stores as far as stock goes? No one currently knows, but hopefully those shipping times will soon get back to normal.
1. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
its all marketing bs l think.. They make these supposed delays to create more hype and people rush out to buy it ASAP before it gets delayed again.. Lol that's what iI think
5. ElektronicGeek91 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
That's exactly what I was thinking,it's all just a hype thing but really it's just causes people to cancel their orders.
3. MeoCao (unregistered)
It's very simple, the production capacity is constant while the demands are not. So initially hot products supply do not meet demands but over time the demands wane and match the supply.
The same situation happened with GS3.
4. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1168; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
That's what happens when you cater to Rotten Apple...they'll blame everyone except themselves!
SHARP you better stay sharp...who knows Apple might sue for not producing enough 'not in-demand' displays :)
6. FrostyDanny (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)
Its apple trying to build up hype for the device and make people want it more plain and simple
7. The_Innovation (Posts: 597; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
"Sharp producing enough grass to feed the iSheep."
8. The_Innovation (Posts: 597; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Oh and, when you type iSheep, it tells you that you are posting an offensive comment. lool!!!
9. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
is normal to creat any kind of shortage . as everyone wants to get their one hand .. on the iphone 5.. Foxx Conn is still hiring..