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.

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source: ChinaTimes (translated) via GforGames

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