Apr 19, 2017 10:39 PM EDT
Apple may be replacing iPhone SE with display problems with new units instead of repairing due to a shortage in display parts. There is no news yet when the supply will arrive but until then, stores may be forced to replace the smartphones with new ones. This could be the reason why Apple will not release a new iPhone SE in the coming months.
According to I4U, Apple employees are informed that display parts for iPhone SE are constrained and no exact date has been given for its arrival. Without the new display parts, Apple stores will not be able to repair the smartphones with display issues. In addition, Apple did not disclose the reason for the delay to their employees.
So far, there is no news yet whether Apple plans to release a new iPhone SE version. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Securities analyst, the company does not have anything planned in the first half of 2017 for iPhone SE. The only updates seen in the last months was the improvement in storage space where the handset is already available in 32 and 128GB memory space.
According to Mac Rumors, the problem with iPhone SE started when the serial number of its display was not added in the system of Apple properly. For that reason, the display didn’t work correctly. This made Apple pull out all affected units which impacted the stocks from their stores.
Apple iPhone SE is equipped with Retina display with LED backlit widescreen and multi-touch display in a 4-inch hardware. It comes with an 1136 by 640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi. It is embedded with M9 motion coprocessor with A9 chip and 64-bit architecture. Its 32GB retails for $399 while iPhone SE 128GB costs $499, available in four different colors namely silver, gold, rose gold, and space gray.
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