IPhone SE Screen Shortage Rumor Means Replacement Rather Than Repair

Posted: Apr 19 2017, 5:51am CDT | by , in Rumors | Apple

iPhone SE Screen Shortage Rumor Means Replacement Rather than Repair

If you need iPhone SE repairs you might get a new device

A rumor making the rounds suggests that Apple is having some sort of screen shortage for the iPhone SE. The exact cause of the shortage is unknown, but what it means is if you need your screen repaired you might end up with a new device. MacRumors cites a retail employee who states that display parts are constrained until further notice.

There is no indication from the source of just how long the constraint might last. According to the source when a store has no repair components on hand they will simply replace the iPhone SE that is in need of repairs. Apple isn't expected to launch an updated iPhone SE during the first half of 2017. The short supply of replacement screen isn't seen as an indication that a refresh is imminent.

An update to the story claims that another source learned that the serial numbers for the screens had been added to the Apple system incorrectly and were unable to be validated. The source claims that to get the issue fixed, the displays had to be returned to Apple and that impacted stock at most retail stores. There are some replacement parts available at flagship stores thanks to rerouted shipments allowing repairs to be made.

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