Apple iPhone XR Shipping Delayed Due To LCD Display Issues
Mumbai: Apple’s iPhone XR which is similar to iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max sans a few features will be available in the market by late October. Analysts have informed that the delay in iPhone XR’s shipping date could be due to hardware and software issues.
Interestingly, the pre-orders for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max started on Friday, and will start shipping from September 21. In India, the device will be available from September 28. However, the iPhone XR will be available for pre-orders starting October 19, while its shipments will begin from October 26 in over 50 countries and territories, including India.
According to The Verge, market researcher IDC has stated that the delay is unlikely due to a hardware issue rather a software issue pertaining to the LCD screen of the device. It further added that Apple could not get enough of the displays as it ran into “last-minute kinks with the contract manufacturer.”
IDC further revealed that Apple had no other option but to make changes to the LCD display in order to improve the visual quality and get the manufacturer to cut it into a notched shape. IDC’s Reith said that the LCD panel has been in production for some time now, but the “quality wasn’t hitting what they needed.”