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Apple iPhone 5 delays? Blame the screen technology.

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(Read caption) An Apple iPhone 5 phone is displayed in the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York.

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The iPhone 5: It launched last week. It was popular. It remains popular (although perhaps not quite as popular as some analysts had predicted). And it is delayed.

If you pre-ordered an iPhone 5 sometime in the last 10 days, there's a good chance you won't see your shiny, new, big-screen smartphone until October, which is something of a hassle if you're one of those instant-gratification types. 

So what's behind the delay? Well, according to a new report in Bloomberg, it's the rejiggered display on the iPhone 5. In the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, the display and touch sensor were separate. In the iPhone 5, they're twinned – the technology is called "in-cell." Bloomberg says it's taking Apple longer than expected to wrestle up the various parts needed for the in-cell displays and to actually assemble the screens. 

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