Report: Apple could face production problems trying to make the Apple iPhone 6 screen thinner

Report: Apple could face production problems trying to make the Apple iPhone 6 screen thinner
A new report that was published on Monday, cites sources in the supply chain as saying that Apple is facing the possibility of production issues with the Apple iPhone 6. The reason for a potential drop in yield is Apple's desire to make the screen thinner, by using just one brightness enhancement film (BEC) for the backlit LCD display on the device. Apple usually uses two BECs, obtained from its supplier Miebea, for the iPhone display.

The problem is that by using just one BEC, Apple is depending on one film to do the work of two. This could lead to a lower production yield for the handset. Meanwhile, OMRON and Radiant are expected to receive orders for some of the backlight assemblies that will be pulled from Miebea. Because LCD's do not produce light on their own, a source of light needs to be added. Additionally, these sources say that Apple is still using in-cell technology in the production of the screen, contrary to previous reports. We could see a curved screen on the iPhone 6, if a rumor we passed along to you earlier today, is legitimate.,

In line with earlier rumors, the supply chain sources say that the iPhone 6 will start to undergo mass production next month, with the phone expected to be released in September.

Thanks for the tip!

source: ChinaTimes (translated) via GforGames

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18 Comments

1. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Hmmm. I think Apple is combating leaks by flooding the market with leaks. Some true, some not. Interesting

2. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

interesting indeed bc some is true and some are not.

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

And, it helps them identify the source of the leaks.

3. Reynolds1

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

Bigger screen size with less back lighting? Hmmmm. edit: Whoops, they're talking about an enhancement film.

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

IMO they should make bezels thinner and body thicker (and it's not just me).

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5585; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Exactly, I don't care if it thicker, I don't really notice if its just a mm thinner But I can only reach so far with one hand

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

All this thinness BS with smartphones is just annoying...

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I have to agree. Don't be surprised if there are a bunch of complaints about the iP6 bending due to the thin-ness resulting in structural weakness.

12. DerPakt

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Amoled maybe?

17. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Like that Galaxy phone that bent? Except it wasn't that thin at the time…awkward.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just use two man. Get me my 6!

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

No, you can't have your iP6 fix until XMAS! ;-)

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lmao good one. +1

10. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

But that would make it like 0.2mm thicker :o

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Or, the case would become paper-thin, which would guarantee it would bend. Unless the case were to be made from titanium…. Which would require a sales price approaching $1,000 US. Apple should just give up on the thin kick.

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5585; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

IMO they (and other $650-1000+ flagships) should be using titanium since the parts supposedly only cost them ~$200 Even if Titanium adds an extra $100, they'll still have ~$350-700 (depend on which country) to cover R&D and labour They would still make a huge profit

13. vuyonc

Posts: 1088; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Rule of thumb for big flagships is a thickness between 8 and 9mm with few exceptions (tapered body). Looks like the iP6 will snap in half or die before the afternoon.

14. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

We want smaller bezels.

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