OLED, Wireless Charging, And Printed Circuit Board Problems Plague IPhone 8

Posted: Apr 27 2017, 5:53am CDT | by , Updated: Apr 28 2017, 5:54am CDT , in Apple


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OLED, Wireless Charging, and Printed Circuit Board Problems Plague iPhone 8

Rumor offers no clear indication of what exactly is causing the claimed delays

A new report claims that Apple and its supply chain are having a very hard time building the iPhone 8 and getting everything in the device to work properly. The Motley Fool reports that Apple suppliers making key components including the OLED screen, wireless charging hardware, and printed circuit boards have run into construction problems with the device,

The report says that Samsung is having a hard time delivering the displays that Apple is wanting to use in the iPhone 8. However, the report stops short of explaining exactly what the issues delaying the iPhone screen are. The wireless charging modules are proving troublesome as well according to the report.

These wireless charging modules are overheating and the supplier is having a hard time finding a fix for the overheat problem. At a more basic level, the printed circuit boards are also said to be problematic for Apple. The issues with these circuit boards are unknown with the report saying the supplier is "running into problems" without any clear indication of what those problems are.

All these issues and delays are not even counting the long rumored problem getting the fingerprint scanner to function under the front screen glass. These delays have led to speculation that Apple might not be able to launch the iPhone 8 until October or November of this year. These delays aren't expected to hurt Apple financially, just move profits to later quarters.

However, a significant delay will give competing products time to come to market and vie for the money for consumers around the world. Rushing the device would be worse than a delay though as many have criticized Apple over the last few years of releasing products that are uninspiring and offer only marginal improvements over previous generations.

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