LG Says Mass Production Of iPhone 5 Screens Underway, Will Arrive On Time
Everything appears to be running smoothly as Apple ramps up for the launch of their new iPhone. Today’s iPhone 5-related news comes from Reuters, who reports that a chief executive at LG’s Display department has told them the iPhone screen has begun mass production, and is on track to be delivered on time.
“We just began mass production and we don’t expect any disruption in supplies,” says Han Sang-beom, the LG boss in question.
Sang-beom didn’t drop any details on the specifications of the screens they’re making for Apple, but earlier rumors indicate it will a 4-inch unit of around the same width as the current iPhone, but an extra row of icons’ worth longer. We’ve also heard that it will be thinner than earlier iPhone screens, thanks to the inclusion of in-cell touch technology, which eliminates the need for a touch membrane on top of the screen by integrating the touch sensors into the LCD.
The best guess for an announcement of the iPhone is September 12 right now. These announcements we’ve been hearing from various hardware suppliers support that notion pretty well, with display maker Sharp also saying they started shipping screens to Apple in August.