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NewsPoster Sep 28, 2012 09:25 AM
Sharp now making 'adequate volumes' of iPhone 5 displays
Sharp is finally producing "adequate volumes" of displays, according to a company executive quoted by <em>Reuters</em>. The wire agency notes that the displays are intended for the iPhone 5, and may indicate that shortages of the phone are about to ease up. Although the 5 set a record for Apple by <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/269188==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/09/24/record.for.iphone.still.below.some.analyst.numbers/" rel='nofollow'>selling 5 million units</a> over its launch weekend, analysts were expecting higher numbers, and have blamed the discrepancy on display supplies.<br><br>A source recently told <em>Reuters</em> that at the end of August, Sharp was supposed to be mass-producing displays at its Kameyama plant, but ended up slipping behind schedule. The company was allegedly struggling to improve low production yields. The iPhone 5 is one of the first phones to use in-cell touchscreen technology, which meshes touch sensors into a display instead of keeping them separate. The novelty of the technology may be making it harder for Sharp to produce screens in bulk.

As it stands, the iPhone 5 is only shipping in three to four weeks from Apple's <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/269189==http://macnn.com/store/" rel='nofollow'>US online store</a>. It may be possible to pick one up by visiting first- or third-party retail stores, but even then it may be necessary to go in the morning to beat demand and get the right model.
 
Zanziboy Sep 28, 2012 06:12 PM
That's really good news for Sharp (and Apple). Sharp has been through the ringer despite having a lot of technology assets.
 
blahblahbber Sep 29, 2012 11:58 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Zanziboy (Post 4193608)
That's really good news for Sharp (and Apple). Sharp has been through the ringer despite having a lot of technology assets.
Problem was Sharp relied on the LCD/Plasma industry for more than half the revenues...

In general, tech giants are currently restructuring to turn around and make a profit while economies try to get a foothold...

Like GE said:

Expect weakness in Europe, slow recovery in US, even slower but still healthy recover in China, and sustained expansion in resource-rich economies including Canada, Australia, and parts of Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.
 
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