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High-end iPhone to ship after standard models

High-end iPhone to ship after standard models
From TechCrunch - September 7, 2017

Apple is preparing to announce a new series of iPhone at an event next week. Two models are on tap and TechCrunch has learned from trusted sources the more expensive, fancier version will ship at a later time.

Its unclear how long will separate the availability of the two different versions. Several reports have surfaced over the last few weeks pointing to supply issues and production glitches that could be the reason for the delayed.

Today the Wall Street Journal stated that a glitch in the manufacturing process pushed back the iPhones production by a month. Reportedly the issue stems from the decision to use OLED screens while also trying to integrate a fingerprint scanner into the screen itself. This process was apparently abandoned and the new iPhone will ship without a fingerprint scanner.

Apple apparently requires the screens to be made in a different fashion than what Samsung uses for its phones. For the iPhone Apple separates the display and touch panel instead of integrating them together. This requires more steps to make each unit.

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