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iPhone XR delay likely down to notch problems, but can only work in Apple’s favor

When Apple announced a new model with Xs and Xs Max, I reported that iPhone XR might not be available until October.

It has long been suggested that one or more suppliers were hitting yield problems with complex LCD screens, but this has been echoed in today’s new report …

As LCD panels can not be bent like OLED panels, designs that do not use bezels are a special challenge for the iPhone XR. Screen production is divided between LG and Japanese display, and it is thought that one or both were struggling to achieve production goals.

Specifically, it is reported that light leakage around the notch is a problem. Unlike the iPhone X / Xs / Max OLED screen, the LCD screen still requires a backlight, so accurate notch cut is essential. This was first reported in June.

Analysts claim that manufacturers face light leakage problems while applying notch design to LCD iPhone.

Katy Huberty echoed this in July, anger Today, IDC says that notches have both hardware and software problems.

Ryan Reith (vice president, mobile device research at IDC) anger In a telephone interview […] Apple not only improved the visuals through fine-tuning the LCD screen through software engineering, but also had to cut the material into cutout shapes by the manufacturer.

Canalys does not believe that delays will result in many people choosing to buy iPhone X instead.

Ben Stanton, senior analyst at Cannes said […] Since he does not expect that customers are eager to switch to the new iPhone as soon as possible, he will purchase an iPhone XS or XS Max model on the way. “Price difference between iPhone XS and XR is very big,” he said. “Consumers are not impulsively upward.

But I’m not so convinced. Because most people are purchasing their mobile phones with monthly payment, it may be decided that the price difference is not so great that you choose to jump the queue, assuming you can get X earlier than XR I do not.

Either way, Apple is in a situation where it is not lost. You can not pay $ 749 or more, or an unwilling person may switch to a more expensive model, but will wait.


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