The iPhone XR has 'not been authorized' by the FCC yet, because... notch on LCD
by Daniel Petrov / Sep 14, 2018, 4:47 AM
This may sound ominous, but is par for the course. Apple announced the release date for the iPhone XR in the US to be way into the future, on October 28, with pre-orders starting October 19, or more than a month after the iPhone XS and XS Max. Thus, the necessary paperwork may have been submitted to the FCC, but the phone itself could still be doing the testing rounds at the Federal Communications Commission, and it all may be because of a production bottleneck.
Just like many rumors insinuated before Apple took the stage the other day, the LCD iPhone XR will indeed arrive much later than the OLED models. The culprit behind this delay was yield issues for the "Liquid Retina" display, though the analysts differed in the exact reasoning. At first, the culprit was pegged as light bleeding from the LCD display around the notch, yet the supply chain sources in the later report said there was another bottleneck.
Remember the faux 3D Touch that Apple's Phil Schiller said works just like the real thing during the XR's keynote? Well, that layer may have proved problematic to create en masse as well, although the real thing has apparently been incorporated on the more expensive OLED iPhones without problems already. At this point, it's anyone's guess what are the real reasons behind the XR's delay, but Korean analysts are very happy with this development. Samsung Display, which supplies the OLED panels for the XS and XS Max will have a full month head start to reap the benefits:
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Again... Apple a$$ is in Samsung hand... Poor apple
posted on Sep 14, 2018, 6:20 AM 4
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These new iPhones are way too expensive. The pricing is just getting silly now for a phone that has less features than it used to. At some point, we have to vote with our wallets...maybe shop around. There are some great Android phones, not made by Samsung.
posted on Sep 14, 2018, 6:49 AM 7
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Unfortunately, the other side of the coin almost proves that (post-trillion dollar projections) Apple has absolutely no incentive to care and will only continue this. Mark my words, by 2022, if they keep up this trend of taking things away and the public keeps buying it, Apple's gonna start selling two gloss-polished aluminum cans tied together by hemp rope... :s
posted on Sep 14, 2018, 8:16 AM 6
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Its a luxury phone, no need to get cheap. Iphone will be just fine without you guys.
posted on Sep 14, 2018, 10:13 AM 0
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The iPhone X in this case is in my opinion, one of the best looking phones since the 5S. And sure it is more luxuriant looking than many cheap phones. But it isnt anymore of a luxury phone than any other premium device in its class. It is not made of luxury material like real gold, platinum or similar high quality metals. There are no jewels like diamonds. Luxury usually denotes some type of unique quality and workmanship.
posted on Sep 14, 2018, 1:56 PM 2
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The delay is because Apple wants everyone to be forced to buy the more expensive models first.
posted on Sep 14, 2018, 10:55 AM 6
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Hmm... This seems the real reason for the delay.. LCD notches are very very common even in 110$ phones and obviously the fake 3D touch needs nothing new in display tech. So apple is using this delay to force die-hard fans to buy the 1k$ or more phones.
posted on Sep 15, 2018, 11:36 PM 0
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Wow, so much problems solved with only a month delay. I am definitely buying that crap of a reason. I guess all the china copycat LCD notched phones were having a hard time too.... Faux 3D touch is just holding on the app icon 1 second longer, like all other phones do.
posted on Sep 16, 2018, 10:20 AM 0
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