If you hold an iPhone 5 in one hand and an iPhone 4S on the other hand, you will notice that the iPhone 5 is much thinner and lighter. A lot of that is due to the new screen used on the iPhone 5 since it uses in-cell display technology. However it is also the reason why there is a product shortage. Apple’s suppliers are struggling to keep up with the demand of the iPhone 5.
?This is like the opening weekend for the summer blockbuster movie,? stated iSuppli senior principal analyst Tom Dinges in an interview with Bloomberg. ?They needed to get a lot of products in the door during a tight window, and these supply constraints that were talked about probably did have some impact.? Apple sold 5 million iPhone 5 devices in the first weekend.