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Last-minute screen snafu could delay the iPhone 6

Last-minute screen snafu could delay the iPhone 6

I've been keeping a close eye on the details surrounding the release of the iPhone 6 on my Happening Now page.

We know that it will likely have a bigger screen and maybe curved glass, possibly a new charger, and will run on iOS 8. Click here for everything else you can expect from the iPhone 6. 

But, the bigger screen might cause the phone's debut to be pushed back from the original September release date. Not only that, but Apple has ordered between 70 and 80 million devices from the production line.

According to Reuters:

Two supply chain sources said display panel production suffered a setback after the backlight that helps illuminate the screen had to be revised, putting screen assembly on hold for part of June and July. One said Apple, aiming for the thinnest phone possible, initially wanted to cut back to a single layer of backlight film, instead of the standard two layers, for the 4.7-inch screen, which went into mass production ahead of the 5.5-inch version.

No word yet on how the snafu will effect one expert's prediction that Apple will sell 65 million of the new devices, with 10 million being sold in its opening weekend.

As always, stay tuned to what's Happening Now for all the latest news as it breaks.

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