The problem concerns the production of screens for phones. This year, Apple’s suppliers are using a new technology for manufacturing OLED panels for these models, which allows Apple to reduce the size of the frames around the display.
The screen size for the iPhone 15 Pro will be 6.1 inches, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be 6.7 inches. Reducing the bezels should allow Apple to slightly reduce the size of the smartphone body.
One of the main suppliers of these panels is LG Display. Last year, a problem with the company’s output could have caused a delay in the supply of the top model of the iPhone, so Apple had to pay Samsung and quickly manufacture and deliver new screens.
Production issues this year could lead to a shortage of the two Pro models when they launch in September, according to people familiar with the matter.
As a reminder, Apple’s sales for the II financial quarter, which ended on April 1, fell by 2.5% to $94.8 billion despite expectations of a 4.4% drop. The company’s earnings remained at $1.52 per share compared to the forecast of $1.43 per share.