Sharp producing enough iPhone 5 displays, not guilty for the delays

Sharp producing enough iPhone 5 displays, not guilty for the delays
Sharp was thought to be responsible for the bottleneck in the iPhone 5 production chain which caused substantial delays in shipping times, but it seems the Japanese company may not be the one that's holding the iPhone 5 from visiting your door mat.

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.

source: Reuters

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9 Comments

1. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 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: Sep 26, 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.

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Attention grabber!!

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: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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: Jul 15, 2012

Its apple trying to build up hype for the device and make people want it more plain and simple

7. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

TRANSLATION "Sharp producing enough grass to feed the iSheep."

8. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Oh and, when you type iSheep, it tells you that you are posting an offensive comment. lool!!!

9. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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..

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