Shortage of OLED-Making Machines Could Potentially Impact Production of 2017 iPhone

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  1. Swazaloo macrumors regular

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    It's gota suck to be Apple sometimes, every time they want to introduce a new technology, it needs to first be mass produced on the scale of 100's of millions. (I know oleds are not new, was speaking just in general)
     
  2. LooZpl macrumors newbie

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    It's sucks, because they need to buy it from biggest competitor when he needs this OLEDs for own devices.
     
  3. diddl14, Dec 21, 2016
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    Wild thought, what if Apple actually planned the 2017 phone already 2-3 years back...?
    Or is Bloomberg assuming that production planning for the 2017 iPhone starts a few months before shipping?
     
  4. dannys1 macrumors 68020

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    Time to ramp up manufacturing of the Oled making machine machines right?
     
  5. osaga macrumors 6502

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    I'd love it if they just released a beautiful LCD iPhone with edge to edge display, as in MOMA quality industrial design. Apple seems bent on gimmicks lately.
     
  6. SSDGUY macrumors 6502a

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    Boo-hoo. Poor Tim, Jony, and crew.
     
  7. Williesleg macrumors 6502

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    How many times do we have to put up with this stuff?

    I've been a Mac fanboy for years, and this feels like Apple of the early 1990's.

    Tons of SKU's, inability to deliver, crappy hardware, buggy software, just such a shame.

    I go to the Apple store and hope there's something I'd want to buy, but there's nothing.
    Last time I got an overpriced watch band for my son. Felt really cheated.

    Time before that was an Apple TV (the new one). It's really bad. So hard to use. Remote is not good at all.

    Now I see Tim Cook is picking fights with the president elect. I can't stand him either but if I were the CEO of a big company I'll tell you what, I'd be hugging and smiling. Your employees depend on you. Your fanbase depends on you. Get over it. Build something. There's a time and a place for everything.

    It might just be time to fire the Cook. I might have to bite the bullet and buy some Apple stock to put up a shareholder proposal at the next meeting. Just so frustrated.
     
  8. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

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    Then stop buying Apple products. Nothing Tim Cook has done would warrant a firing.

    The iPhone 7 is the best phone I've ever used.
     
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  10. macfacts macrumors 68040

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    I'd there's a shortage, Apple should sell them by lottery.
     
  11. MistrSynistr macrumors 65816

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    How would a company this big not have the forsight and market research to make sure EVERY single thing is in place before they design something? lol.
     
  12. 62tele macrumors 6502a

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    so I guess I'll have to wait a longer time to replace my iPhone 6. Oh well, it's just a phone. Remember when Apple tried to go "all in" on sapphire glass for the iPhone and came up empty? They bet on the wrong pony. Tim's legendary logistics and supply chain skills aren't really helping him now.
     
  13. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68020

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    Huh, Apple has over $230B in the bank. Maybe they should help someone buy more machines.
     
  14. Analog Kid, Dec 21, 2016
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    Just extracting this part because so many people seem to be having a hard time finding it on their own...
     
  15. WRChris macrumors 6502a

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    If I could get white with black bezels that would be awesome. White bezels make the bezels seem so much bigger.
     
  16. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    Few companies in the world have these kinds of problems: problems a sheer scale. The iPhone has become so popular that untold tens of millions are sold each year. How on earth does any company make 10,000,000 anything? The numbers are mind boggling.

    The future of the iPhone is going to be hampered by its popularity. Too many people want them. Any new technology has to be stamped out in the zillions. And fast!
     
  17. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    You need to add in a mark III or another number in there like canon and Sony
     
  18. gertruded macrumors 6502

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    But if they can't get their Mac act together, then this screen problem is mute for me as I will have already been forced to abandon the Apple system. My Macs really need updating. not two and three year old machines for premium prices.
     
  19. macduke macrumors G4

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    To be fair, Donald Trump started picking multiple fights with Apple first. He wants to make America great again, and yet bashes Apple and uses a Samsung device himself. I have no idea what it is about politicians on both sides of the isle that seem to hate American businesses so much.
     
  20. Denmac1 macrumors 6502a

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    Uh, didn't they try that with someone else......
     
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  22. EM2013 macrumors 68000

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    Shortages happen every year for every apple product.
     
  23. DVNIEL macrumors 6502a

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  24. TMRJIJ macrumors 68040

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    This guy: Whine, whine, Steve Jobs, whine, lie, whine, rose colored glasses, whine, whine, my leg, whine, whine, *probably not reading article but complaining in general*

    Me: TL;DR
     

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