It’s expected that Apple will bump the screen size of its new iPhone up from the 4-inch screen found on the iPhone 5s to 4.7 and 5.5 inches. Apparently that’s not the only display change that Apple had planned, though.
A new report from Reuters claims that Apple had originally planned to use just one layer of backlight film for the new iPhone models rather than the standard two layers. This change was meant to decrease the thickness of the device. However, it was eventually found that the single layer setup wasn’t bright enough, and so Apple opted to include the second layer after all.
This change is said to have put assembly of the new iPhone’s screen on pause during part of June and July. Apple’s suppliers are now said to be “working flat-out” to make up for the time that production was on hold.
It’s not known if this manufacturing issue will have an impact on the new iPhone’s launch or the number of units available at release. Apple is known for sticking to a fairly regular release schedule for its iPhone products, though, and so I’m sure that it’s doing all that it can to ensure that the iPhone 6 makes the mid-September launch that most of us expect it to.
Apple is said to be planning to unveil the iPhone 6 on Sept. 9.