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Kudos to Apple for an Incredibly Efficient Supply Chain

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Ariella
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Ariella   10/15/2012 3:21:58 PM
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@Tam I've seen links to that on a number of place on the internet. It just may be on the verge of viral status. 

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Tam Harbert   10/15/2012 10:52:43 AM
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A friend just sent me this SNL link, which is apropos of this post:

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/tech-talk-iphone-5/1420759/

 

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SP   10/9/2012 4:10:36 AM
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@Tam, And also Sharp is facing some economic concerns as an organization. That may or may not be the reason for production slowness.



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Barbara Jorgensen   10/8/2012 2:29:46 PM
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Thanks SP! I knew the word "cell" was in there. (Had a brain cramp.) At any rate, it does eliminate several layers in the display so makes it thinner....I think there are also some power-savings as well.

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Tam Harbert   10/8/2012 1:33:30 PM
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I think the issue with Sharp was just that it was new to this particular display technology. My impression is that the other two suppliers were up and running, but Apple wanted to bring in a third supplier in anticipation of the huge demand for the iPhone 5, and that Sharp simply wasn't able to bring up their manufacturing of this new component quickly enough.

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SP   10/5/2012 2:47:49 AM
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Thanks Barbara. Just googled about the display technology Apple is using.Its  in-cell screen technology, which merges display components and touch sensors into only one part. That's one reason why the iPhone 5 is Apple's thinnest smartphone.

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Barbara Jorgensen   10/4/2012 2:54:05 PM
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@SP: Displays have been named as the culprit in the last few product releases, but nobody has really proved that beyond a reasonable doubt. Several display makers, including Sharp,  manufacture the Retina displays that are on the most recent iPad. The iPhone 5 is using a cellular display technology that I don't entirely understand but I believe is manufactured by LG. Sharp is having revenue related problems, but I don't think Sharp is the sole cause of any shortfall in iPhone 5 production

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Barbara Jorgensen   10/4/2012 2:49:26 PM
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My thoughts exactly! Not just that, but it's a mobile phone that is going to need a completely new and expanded data plan. oooooo, I can't wait to shell out more cash to my carrier. Those poor guys are practically operating as non-profit agencies...

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SP   10/4/2012 3:06:04 AM
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As the saying goes "An apple a day keeps the doctor away", Apple Inc. with their correct business strategies, autonomy and being always trendy and knowing exactly what consumer wants, has made a great impact in this industry. Completely agree on kudos to Apple for incredibly efficient supply chain. But couldnt understand on topic of Sharp's defective displays. Do they have so much production issues that its affecting their customers?? I guess since they are not the sole suppliers for displays, Apple could meet their targets.

On Foxconn issue, dont know when they would address or fix the labor overtime and other related stuff. Why they would want to be in the news always for the wrong reasons.

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_hm   10/3/2012 7:57:48 PM
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It is just a mobile phone. Why can not people wait for few days or few weeks?

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