Let's hope this is not a sign for Retina Screen issues

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rmastbro, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. rmastbro macrumors member

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    After reading this I hope this is not an indicator that iPhone 4 consumers are going to have screen issues.

    I work for a manufacturing company that actually makes components for the iPhone and iPad. Although we do have very good quality, if we ship products with "low yields" it is a bit concerning. :eek:

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20008149-64.html?tag=TOCmoreStories.0

    "Low yields on the IPS LCD panel from LG Display have dramatically impacted the production volumes for iPhone 4," Kumar wrote in his research note. "Our supply chain checks indicate that our earlier monthly shipment estimate of 4 million units have been reset by about half."
     
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    I'll be so pissed if I get my IP4 and the screen is messed up!!! You know getting a replacement will be virtually impossible for a while, unless Apple gives precedent to people who got the first batch that are possibly defective, like they should.
     
  4. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a

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    They're worried about meeting demand. What are you two worried about?
     
  5. Gisz88 macrumors newbie

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    This means they cannot produce enough screens to keep up with demand, not that the screens produced are of poor quality. :facepalm:
     
  6. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    +1
     
  7. Sean4123 macrumors 6502

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    This is just people jumping to conclusions without reading the link. The thread title is a little deceiving though.
     
  8. rmastbro thread starter macrumors member

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    Ahhhhh.. yeaaa ...

    Let's say they manufacture 1,000,000 screens and 500,000 pass (50% yield), it may mean they might have production issues that may show up later with passing displays ..

    This is probably not the case but in the past remember all of those 'YELLOW' screen issues people were bitching about :mad:
     
  9. sammich macrumors 601

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    Have you read it? I don't see anything to do with problems.

    QC takes care of that.

    That said, I get where you're coming from, LG might lower the passing quality for displays in order to save money. BUT the article and you in your original post doesn't mention anything to that effect.
     
  10. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    I bet you meant to write 'Errr... yeahhh...'

    Ahh, those pesky interjections!
     
  11. WardC macrumors 68030

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    I would still be psyched about the iPhone 4 even if it didn't have a retina display (I mean if it was still a 320x480 LCD). The A4 chip in the iPhone 4 is enough reason for me to want one, plus the updated camera system, video system, facetime, and iMovie.
     
  12. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    I think you mean 320x480
     
  13. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    +1
     
  14. deluxeh0 macrumors member

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    LOL
     
  15. rmastbro thread starter macrumors member

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    I called it first !!!

    +1 :p

    "Some iPhone 4s Experiencing Display Discoloration?"

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=947618

    SEE this is what I was afraid of !!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek:

    Luckily for me the iPhone 4 I received today does not exhibit these kind of issues :D
     
  16. gethyphyyo macrumors regular

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    yet... wait a week or 2
     
  17. Terdinus Asus macrumors member

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    Any time your demand exceeds supply you increase the risk of quality control issues. Corners start getting cut to meet demand.
     

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