iPhone 5 screen production is behind schedule at Sharp, report says
Apple's iPhone 5 is expected to launch in less than two weeks, but a screen production glitch could push that back. According to a report from Reuters, electronics manufacturer Sharp (one of the companies that produces screens for Apple) is behind schedule, due to high costs and unspecified manufacturing difficulties.
Sharp president Takashi Okuda mentioned last month in a press release that the company would start shipping screens in September, but gave no exact date. Apple could always dip in to its deep pockets to speed up the process, but it's unclear whether or not it will come down to that. And it's also unknown just how far behind Sharp is in its production.
The iPhone 5 screen's specs are still a grey area, but industry watchers are mostly in agreement that the thing will be bigger and better this time around (not that it shabby to begin, just super small). Four-inches is the general consensus here, which would be quite the bump from the current iPhone's 3.5-inches. We've also heard that it might feature touch-screen LCD technology, which would make it possible to eliminate one of the glass layers by combining the liquid crystal touch-sensing elements into one.
It's unlikely that anything in the universe will change Apple's slated launch date for its sixth-generation iPhone. Because, honestly, nobody really knows for certain what exactly the tech giant has up its sleeve. The folks at Apple know exactly what they're doing, and they also know that while maybe we're not thrilled with the waiting game, we're still desperately willing to hold out.