“Sharp Corp is making ‘adequate volumes’ of displays it is known to supply for Apple Inc’s new iPhone5 , a company executive said, indicating that a possible bottleneck in supplies of screens may have eased,” Tim Kelly and Yoshiyuki Osada report for Reuters.
“Analysts had blamed a shortfall in supplies of display for leaving Apple with too few iPhones to meet burgeoning demand at its launch this month.” Kelly and Osada report. “Apple also buys screens from Japan Display and Korea’s LG Display.”
Kelly and Osada report, “Apple began offering the iPhone 5 on Sept 21, selling over 5 million in the first three days, topping the iPhone 4S, which sold more than 4 million units in its first weekend. On the fourth day, Apple said it had run out of its initial supply and many pre-orders were scheduled to go out in October. ‘The iPhone 5’s 4-inch low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) touch-panel display with in-panel switching (IPS) is exceptionally difficult to produce at high yields,’ Deutsche Securities analyst Yasuo Nakane said in a report on Sept 14.”
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