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Sharp to start LCD production for the Apple iPhone 5S next month

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Sharp to start LCD production for the Apple iPhone 5S next month
A report in Tuesday's Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, a daily Japanese newspaper, says that Sharp will be using its Kameyama Plant No. 1 to produce displays for the Apple iPhone 5S starting next month. That particular plant, with maximum capacity of 600 million units a month, was underutilized last year with the plant running at only 40% of capacity.

Sharp's Kameyama Plant No. 1 will allegedly produce LCD displays for the next Apple iPhone

Sharp's Kameyama Plant No. 1 will allegedly produce LCD displays for the next Apple iPhone

Other companies in the region are said to be already mass producing the screens for the phone. Those companies include Japan Display, which is a company made up of the display producing capabilities of Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba, and LG Display. In the meantime, Sharp's performance over the last few years can be described as "faltering" which has forced the once mighty Japanese electronics firm to seek cash infusions from companies like Foxconn and Samsung.

The Apple iPhone 5S is expected to keep the same 4 inch display as on the iPhone 5 but will add a fingerprint sensor, a faster A7 processor and have iOS 7 pre-installed. Rumored problems with the fingerprint sensor are said to be the main reason for a delay in the release of the phone. Also expected out later this year is a low-cost version of Apple's iconic smartphone to be produced for emerging markets like China and India. On Monday, parts supplier ETrade said that it had received word that such a device is planned for launch sometime this year.

source: NikkanKogyoShimbun (translated) via AppleInsider

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posted on 07 May 2013, 21:51 6

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 12380; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Apple you owe us at least 4.5 minimum, and it should be bigger than that. I for one am not buying an iPhone 5 rehashed.

posted on 07 May 2013, 22:06 6

4. tedkord (Posts: 5117; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Hey, DJ. I tried the ATT Galaxy S4 today. It was OK. No lag or stutter. But I'm still gonna wait and see what the Note 3 brings. It just didn't feel like enough of an upgrade over my s3. (But the screen was gorgeous)

posted on 08 May 2013, 04:10

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 12380; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I think the screen is unbelievable Ted. Thanx for the response bro, the 32 gig s4 goes on sale Friday.

posted on 07 May 2013, 22:47 3

5. YouGotTrolledSon (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


it's such a shame that Apple's iPhone 5s certainly won't have that 4.5 inches display. Maybe in iPhone 6 but definitely not iPhone 5s. I guess it's time to move on. Welcome to Android world where you can have whatever you want. :)

posted on 08 May 2013, 04:11

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 12380; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm already part of that world bro. You're rite tho

posted on 07 May 2013, 23:42

7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6683; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Yet Apple will never grow another inch or 5" say to least

posted on 07 May 2013, 22:04

2. davenycept (Posts: 175; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


IPhone 5iv

posted on 07 May 2013, 22:05 5

3. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Yes it will be the same iP5s with:

720P
Higher Ppi
Maybe a true A15 Cpu
4xPvr543
1800Mah
12, or 13Mp

Let's no wait and see™

Will be selling mine for the new one.

But how the hell can, will you tell the difference of il5, ip5s, what a joke©

posted on 07 May 2013, 22:52

6. joey18 (Posts: 531; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


for me is not the screen size my last gs3 nice firts days but after poor battery laggy slow data so i sold then iget the iphone 5 more than one year no problems i know is boring ui but is not phone big or small bcs after than one month the phone get boring and you wan to go back for your last phone

posted on 08 May 2013, 00:59

8. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


i wish there were factories like this in the US. its so frustrating

posted on 08 May 2013, 08:19

13. tedkord (Posts: 5117; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Didn't I read that Samsung was opening a cpu factory somewhere in the US? And Apple are assembling some Macbooks here as well?

Its a start.

posted on 08 May 2013, 04:26

11. taikucing (unregistered)


I'm curious with IGZO display

posted on 08 May 2013, 08:17

12. tedkord (Posts: 5117; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


An alternate headline could be, "Sharp restarting iPhone 5 LCD display production for iPhone 5s."

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