“iPhone 5 display Shipments will start in August”, Sharp’s new president explained
Sharp’s new President, Takashi Okuda, revealed during a press briefing in Tokyo earlier today that the company will start shipping iPhone 5 display this month.
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“Shipments will start in August,” said Sharp’s president, Takashi Okuda, without giving any additional information. Sharp is one of three suppliers of iPhone screens, the other two being LG Display and Japan Display.
In addition to Sharp, the other two suppliers of the panels are LG Display and Japan Display, the report has it. The story also states that the next iPhone will be released in October:
Japan’s Sharp Corp. said it will start shipping screens destined for a new Apple iPhone that is widely expected to be released in October ahead of the pre-Christmas shopping season.
This contradicts claims by Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and others that Apple will be holding a media event on September 12 to talk iPhone 5, with release date pinpointed to September 21.
The confirmation is also surprising given Tim Cook’s acknowledgment at the D10 conference that Apple would absolutely double down on security to prevent leaks and hints about upcoming products from hitting headlines.
The new device, rumors claim, will have a thin 4-inch screen and a case with a metal back, as opposed to the iPhone 4S’s 3.7-inch screen and glass back.
Not surprisingly, he declined to provide any further details about the screen. It is quite unusual for Apple’s partner to talk about shipments for future Apple products.
Reuters goes on to add:
Sources earlier told Reuters that the panels will be 4 inches corner to corner — 30 percent bigger than current iPhones.
The iPhone screens will also be thinner than their previous incarnations with the use of so-called in-cell panels. The new technology embeds touch sensors into the liquid crystal display, eliminating the touch-screen layer found in current iPhones.
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