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iPhone 8 Manufacturing Issues May Lead to Supply Shortages

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Amidst the hype leading up to the launch of the most awaited smartphone of the year iPhone 8, reports have claimed that there could be shipping delays.

Multiple reports have claimed that, the new iPhone 8 had hit production glitches early in its manufacturing process and could lead to supply shortfalls and shipping delays.

The production glitches pushed the manufacturing process back by about a month, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

The reason for the delay is the new OLED screen.

The Wall Street Journal report says, “The iPhone manufacturing process requires more steps and more layers of adhesive and protective film than are involved in Samsung’s manufacturing process.

Apple is relying on Samsung for the OLED displays given the South-Korea technology giant is the dominant player in this segment.

Although Apple is expected to unveil new versions of its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices next week, all eyes will be on the 10th anniversary version of the company’s smartphone, currently referred to as the iPhone 8.

Apple also wanted to add Touch ID to the display of the new device, but it “proved difficult,” leading Apple to abandon the fingerprint sensor and lose valuable time as deadlines loomed.

Apple device manufacturer Foxconn is reportedly paying bonuses to employees who can help recruit new hires at company’s plant in Zhengzhou, China.

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