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  • Retina Display Bottleneck Causing Delay?


    The shortage of iPhone 4s as launch day approaches is due to limited supplies of the new Retina display, according to an industry analyst's report. CNET quotes Ashok Kumar, managing director and senior technology analyst at Rodman & Renshaw, as saying that a "production bottleneck" in the IPS LCD screen may continue to late summer. Meanwhile, customers continue to report emails from AT&T telling them that their iPhone 4 pre-orders have been canceled.

    In the snowballing EPIC FAIL that is the iPhone 4 rollout, there has been a lot of blame to go around. Server issues were responsible for delay and confusion when the new iPhone first went on sale last Tuesday, and AT&T stopped taking orders early Wednesday due to overwhelming demand. As the rush continued, black iPhones were no longer available for launch day, with ship dates pushed back first to July 2nd and then to July 14th. White iPhones are reported to be delayed to later this summer or even to 2011. It's unclear how long third party retailers will have to wait for supplies, as neither RadioShack nor Best Buy is saying when they will have iPhone 4s in stock. An AT&T rep told a MMi user that Best Buy will not have any iPhones by launch day.

    Kumar wrote in a letter to his clients that his "supply chain checks indicate that our earlier monthly shipment estimate of 4 million units have been reset by about half," blaming difficulty with the LCD manufacturing at LG Display, which makes the Retina display for Apple. By late summer, according to Kumar, LG will have upgraded their plants to new fifth-generation technology that will allow them to cut more screens from larger panels.

    Apple will probably do fine if they can get supplies up in a few weeks: many if not most of the people who have placed pre-orders will want an iPhone 4 and only an iPhone 4. If shortages continue, though, expect increasing numbers of potential iPhone buyers to start looking at other high-end smartphones like the HTC EVO and the upcoming Droid X.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Retina Display Bottleneck Causing Delay? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 54 Comments
    1. therandy's Avatar
      therandy -
      Quote Originally Posted by carlos916 View Post
      psshhh.. i got my shipment email yesterday from apple and my iphone just left HK yesterday! yeee!
      MEEE TOOO...both of them
    1. piston597's Avatar
      piston597 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vindutch View Post
      I Got $300 for a 3G 16GB. You should get at least $400 for a 3GS especially if its a 32GB.
      I got $400 for my 3gs 16gb, sell on craigslist you keep all profit, no payment to ebay or paypal, plus most people offer alot for iPhone, idk about prices now, I sold mine the day Steve Jobs announced the new iPhone 4.
    1. reyg25atx's Avatar
      reyg25atx -
      CL is a good way to unload your old iDevices. My 3GS was sold for $375 and my 3G for $200.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      hopefully it's all sorted out by the time my phone contract expires august 7
    1. Dayvidpriddy's Avatar
      Dayvidpriddy -
      You guys need to think here a second...some of you will sell your new iPhone 4 for a grand? Think twice! You will barely make a profit! At minimum you paid 199 for your new phone and then you'll have to reorder a new phone if you sell and you'll pay retail for it...so far that's 199 plus 599 (minimum)...total 800 bucks, then pay for shipping, ebay fees, paypal fees etc, you barely have any profit left lol. Unless your selling for thousands keep your phone!
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      ever notice how alot of new or lower posting users are from Florida?Hmmm.
    1. piston597's Avatar
      piston597 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dayvidpriddy View Post
      You guys need to think here a second...some of you will sell your new iPhone 4 for a grand? Think twice! You will barely make a profit! At minimum you paid 199 for your new phone and then you'll have to reorder a new phone if you sell and you'll pay retail for it...so far that's 199 plus 599 (minimum)...total 800 bucks, then pay for shipping, ebay fees, paypal fees etc, you barely have any profit left lol. Unless your selling for thousands keep your phone!
      Uhh I still have my 3gs so I might just keep the profits and keep the phone or upgrade one of the other 5 lines on my account, and still get the new iPhone.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      You people who may be interested in selling your iPhones 4's on eBay, better not forget about the new AT&T $325 out of your contract fee.
    1. piston597's Avatar
      piston597 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      You people who may be interested in selling your iPhones 4's on eBay, better not forget about the new AT&T $325 out of your contract fee.
      The contract fee is for us to keep at&t service for 2 more years, if we choose to opt out of it then we pay the $325 early termination fee. Theres no fee for not keeping your phone.
    1. Kil0111's Avatar
      Kil0111 -
      might be a little off topic...but has anyone received money back from apple after pre-ordering their iphone?...ive already received an e-mail about it being shipped out..and i have the tracking number and when i ordered on the 15th it took the $212.93 out of my accnt but now its back in...this supposed to happen?
    1. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      Quote Originally Posted by TwinSouls View Post
      Im either selling my i4 for $1,000 or my 3GS for $300 by the 24th evening considering I was one of the 1st to pre order.I work at night so I got one early. Either way, Im basically get the i4 for free or getting paid to for it .Don't you just hate me :-)

      Sounds like what i already did last week so...no
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      I really don't know what the "big" deal is to wait a month or so for the i4 -- particularly if you have a 3GS. Apple was smart about releasing iOS4 (today) since that provides a lot of upgraded functionality to the 3GS and should tide people over for a bit. I installed it last week on mine and it seems like a new phone in many ways.

      That said -- my Apple pre-order has already shipped.
    1. carlos916's Avatar
      carlos916 -
      Quote Originally Posted by therandy View Post
      meee tooo...both of them
      sweeeeettttt!!! xd
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      sladester -
      Quote Originally Posted by carnina View Post
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      I'm a busy mum of three, trying to fit it all in and pick my way through the seeming unstoppable mess that surrounds me!
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