Japanese company Sharp has announced that it will be shipping screens to Apple for it’s next generation iPhone this month. Sharp’s President Takashi Okuda made this announcement after his company released it’s quarterly earnings report for the last quarter. He declined to comment any further, keeping other details including screen’s size secret. Sharp has been a known parts manufacturer for Apple’s next generation iPhone, and the fact that it’s already going to ship the displays to Apple confirms that the next iPhone will become available or at least be announced in September. We have already heard reports of Apple announcing it’s new iPhone on September 12.
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. ”Shipments will start in August,” Sharp’s new president, Takashi Okuda, said at a press briefing in Tokyo on Thursday after the company released its latest quarterly earnings.
The screen panels Sharp and Apple’s other screen manufacturers including LG and Japan Displays are producing are expected to be sized at 4.0-inches, as it is said that the new iPhone will finally feature a larger display than it’s predecessors that only feature 3.5-inch screens. The new iPhone’s screen is also said to feature in-cell technology which eliminates the need of putting a separate layer for touch panel, as this new screen integrates touch panel in LCD making the overall device thinner. The new in-cell screen will also cut production costs for Apple, as the company will no longer need to buy LCD and touch panels separately.