Earlier reports said that this year's 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will be postponed until October, and Apple's release this week has proved that the news is accurate. Apple said at the press conference that the iPhone XR will be pre-ordered from 3:01 pm on October 19th, Beijing time.
The iPhone XR uses the same bangs design as the iPhone XS series, except that the former is an LCD model. In the past, it was reported that the complex LCD screen with bangs brought problems to the suppliers. A new report today reiterates this again.
According to the report, LCD panels cannot be bent like OLED panels, which poses a particular challenge for the mass production of the iPhone XR. Specifically, the groove leakage of the iPhone XR has been a problem. The LCD panel order for this model will be completed by LG and JDI, and at least one of the two companies will not be able to meet production targets.
Analyst Katy Huberty mentioned this issue as early as July, and Ryan Reith, vice president of mobile device research at IDC, said in a telephone interview with The Verge today that Apple had to adjust the LCD screen through software to improve visual effects. And let the manufacturer cut the material into a toothed shape.
At the same time, the analysis company Canalys does not believe that the delayed launch of the iPhone XR will lead many people to choose to buy iPhone Xs. Analyst Ben Stanton said he doesn't want users to choose iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max because they are eager to buy a new iPhone, because the price difference between LCD models and OLED models is so large.
Of course, whether you are willing to spend more money to buy iPhone Xs, or wait until next month to buy iPhone XR, for Apple is a steady profit.