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Despite Shortage Rumors, Sharp Says Apple has Adequate Supply of iPhone 5 Displays

by Todd Haselton | September 28, 2012September 28, 2012 7:55 am PDT


Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu recently suggested that Apple’s iPhone 5 sales volumes will see a bit of a bottleneck during the December quarter because of shortages related to the company’s usage of new in-cell displays. Not so, says Sharp, which provides some of those screens.

A source close to the company recently told Reuters¬†that the company is now providing Apple with “adequate volumes” of the new in-cell screens used on the iPhone 5, which would suggest the company shouldn’t be facing any shortages. Apparently, however, Sharp did¬†fall behind back in August before the iPhone 5 officially launched on Sept. 21, which could explain why there are still lines outside of Apple Store locations in the U.S.

LG has also confirmed that it is providing displays for the iPhone 5 and Japan Display has been named as another supplier.

[via Reuters]

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...