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iPhone 15 display assembly problems reportedly resolved

iPhone 15 Pro

Apple has begun ramping up display production for the iPhone 15 lineup, with shipments expected to be higher than iPhone 14 series despite rumored production issues.

Every model in the iPhone 15 lineup is expected to have a Dynamic Island, which complicates display production. A previous reports suggested that LG Display was encountering issues with producing the thin-bezeled, hole-punched displays.

A new report from Display Supply Chain Consultants counters this report, stating that LG Display has overcome these early production issues and display orders have ramped up. The iPhone 15 component order ramp up has increased to be even higher than iPhone 14 orders for the June to August period tracked by the report.

It seems LG Display was specifically having issues with cutting out the holes for the selfie camera and Face ID components, which led to growing dark spots. A new process was introduced to prevent problems by essentially building a dam around the cutout.

The report reiterated other details about the iPhone 15 lineup, like Apple's possible price increase of each model by $100. Plus, it mentioned the rumored display size increases and the incoming USB-C port.

iPhone Share by Models - August 2022 - August 2023. Source: DSCC
iPhone Share by Models - August 2022 - August 2023. Source: DSCC

The history of DSCC and Ross Young give credence to this report. We've ranked this as a likely rumor, given the supply chain data in play.

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 15 lineup during an event in September. It would include iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max.