Displays for the next iPhone will start shipping in August, states Sharp
Unless you live in the forest, chances are that you've heard of this popular phone called the iPhone. Also, if you are a frequent reader of ours, you might recall a recent rumor hinting that the next-gen iPhone will be announced on September 12, or nine days before it is released on the market. And now, the new President of Sharp, Takashi Okuda, made this iPhone 5 release time frame seem even more plausible by stating that displays for the device will start shipping this month.
"Shipments will start in August" – these were his exact words, which he briefly stated after Sharp released its latest quarterly earnings without mentioning any further details. That said, it seems likely that manufacturing of the iPhone 5 (or "the new iPhone", if you will) could begin before this month is out, making it quite possible for the smartphone to be on the market in mid-September, as rumors are suggesting.
It is speculated that the next iPhone iteration will come with a bigger display measuring 4 inches in diagonal. Its width, however, might remain identical to that of the screen on the iPhone 4S. As far as resolution goes, 1136 by 640 seem to be the magical proportions, meaning that the new display will retain its predecessor's pixel density of 326 ppi. In addition to Sharp, it is said that LG Display and Japan Display are also manufacturing iPhone 5 displays for Apple.