According to a recent report from Reuters, it looks like maybe we should prepare ourselves for a possible iPhone shortage as it has been said that Sharp’s production of the iPhone’s display is behind schedule with low production yields. Of course this won’t affect all the iPhones since Sharp is one of the three suppliers reportedly behind the production, with Japan Display and LG Display supplying displays as well. It was not stated as to how many percent of the initial batch of iPhones Sharp will be responsible for, but it is safe to assume that if this report is to be believed, supply for Apple’s next-gen iPhone could face some constraints and it could lead to shortages faster than anticipated. Of course we expect that Apple’s other suppliers will be picking up the slack but since this report cannot be officially confirmed, we’ll take it with a grain of salt for now. Apple’s new iPhone is expected to be announced on the 12th of September with a rumored release on the 21st of September.

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