Displays for the next iPhone will start shipping in August, states Sharp

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.

source: Reuters

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  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I suspect that the iPhone 5 is already being manufactured using displays produced by the other 2 vendors. One (maybe 1 1/2) month is not time to build up sufficient inventory for an end of September launch. There was a story out in July about Foxconn starting manufacture of the iPhone 5, which is more credible for a late September release.

2. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

the one in july was just test production

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I remember that article. I think ur rite.

3. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

I'm more excited about the A6-chip. A5X is also awesome as powerful, but not very battery-friendly. Hopefully, A6 will be an 28nm quad-core 1 GHz chip with around 2-4 times the Tegra 3 graphics performance. Ah, the display... Fine by me, hopefully an IGZO or IPS with richer colors.

4. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i think it will be an IGZO display since they had problems with the ipad 3, by now the manufacturing should be perfected

5. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

"The next iphone" that could be the name of the next iphone

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