If you’ve tried to get an iPhone 5 at the store recently, you’ve probably had a tough time finding any units for sale. This may change though, as displays for the the phone are finally caught up to demand. Reuters reports that Sharp has publicly stated it is not producing “adequate volumes” of displays for the iPhone 5, which would help Apple catch up with high demand.
“Sharp Corp is making “adequate volumes” of displays it is known to supply for Apple Inc’s new iPhone5, a company executive said, indicating that a possible bottleneck in supplies of screens may have eased.”
Analysts had blamed a shortfall in supplies of display for leaving Apple with too few iPhones to meet burgeoning demand at its launch this month.
Sharp reportedly wasn’t ready for the initial batch of iPhone 5 units, which would leave over 25% of display production offline until two weeks ago. Deutsche Securities analyst Yasuo Nakane estimates that Japan Display and LG Display can produce about eight million displays per month, while Sharp itself can produce up to six million displays.