The Street is reporting that Apple will only be producing 2 millions iPhone 4 units a month, half the amount planned because of display screen shortages in the supply chain. Apple’s iPhone 4 will have the sharpest and highest resolution screen of any smart phone – Apple calls it a “Retina Display”. We highlighted the display in a previous post as being key for health care providers because of its medical imaging potential. The supply chain issue with the screens should be resolved by August, with normal levels of production resuming as planned.
In a recent poll we conducted of our readers – 65% said they are planning on getting the iPhone 4, and with Apple filling 600,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 4 in just a day – demand is going to be extremely high – and unfortunately, supply will be low. A scenario not new to Apple customers.