according to Information reportAnd Apple is having difficulties manufacturing the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max displays. This problem may result Limited supply at launch planned for September.
Leaks indicate that the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will feature a curved design with thinner edges than the previous iPhone 14 Pro models. Reducing the size of the screen bezels will be the cause of the manufacturing problems.
Apple suppliers use a new screen manufacturing process to reduce the bezel size, which has caused issues with LG Display screens. LG monitors fail reliability tests during the process of fusion with the metal casing. Apple is trying to change the LG display design to pass the tests while keeping Samsung monitors as an alternative.
Although the new iPhones will have the same screens, 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches respectively for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, reducing the bezel size should slightly increase the usable area. LG Display is one of the major suppliers of these panels. Last year, a performance issue with LG Display caused a shortage of Apple displays for the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which could cause delays in shipping the top model.
Apple had to pay Samsung full price to replace the missing screens which had to be quickly manufactured and delivered.
Potential impact on launch and availability
The report indicates thatApple should not delay the launch of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro MaxHowever, there may be fewer units available at launch due to manufacturing issues. The iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to be the hardest hit, which could lead to a shortage at launch.
Earlier, a Bank of America analyst report indicated a possible delay of “a few weeks” for the iPhone 15 devices, but the reason was not specified. However, The Information believes that Apple will stick to its original plan and launch new iPhones in September as planned.