Screens for Apple iPhone 6 to go into production in May?

Screens for Apple iPhone 6 to go into production in May?
According to a report published on Monday, supply chain sources are saying that 4.7 inch screens for the Apple iPhone 6 will go into mass production starting in May. Japan Display, LG Display and Sharp will be rolling the glass off their respective assembly lines. A larger 5.5 version will be delayed due to problems with the in-cell technology used in the production of the screen. The report says that JDI will be the first to start production, at its plant in Mobara. The other two are expected to start their production of the panels in June, with the phone launching in the autumn.

Since the Apple iPhone 5, Apple has used in-cell touchscreen technology, which allows the company to make the iPhone thinner than it would be otherwise. The problems using the in-cell process with the larger display could force Apple to turn to a film sensor display, just for that sized screen.

Earlier Monday, we showed you a 5.5 inch 1440 x 2560 screen being produced by Japan Display. While it might seem like the perfect size for the larger-screened iPhone model, we're not sure that Apple is ready to put a QHD display on the iPhone just yet. We also pointed out that Apple doesn't normally use parts that have been introduced months before the launch of the next-gen iPhone.

Tonight's report from Reuters seems to contradict an earlier one from Nikkei, which called for production of the iPhone 6 display to start this month. According to that report, LG Display, Japan Display and Sharp would all start production of the display this month.

source: Reuters

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16 Comments

1. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Apple is still using sub 720p on their phones. I highly doubt they would jump to QHD or even 1080p, thus making all their apps really small and weird looking

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yeah, Apple would probably also want to keep the pixel density in the "Retina" level, so a 1080p resolution seems about right for a 5.5 inch screen, at a little under 400ppi.

6. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

What's silly is that Phonearena keeps publishing these iPhone phablet rumors. I remember before the iPhone 5 came out, all these "creditable sources" were saying a iPhone Phablet called the iPhone Math would launch along side the iPhone 5. LOL

9. kristoferallen

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

If Apple does make a screen that size, it won't be the standard resolution. They do things their way and like to be different and set the curve. They will make a display they think will be the future because it's aspect ratio is somehow superior and "innovative".

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

People who buy iPhones, don't care about the screen resolution. If they did, they wouldn't buy them. The iOhone is HD as in high density, but it is lame compared ot even 720P screens which is HD by standard. No one thinks iPhones displays are superior, except fpr ifans who continuously show they aren't as mark as they think they are. But ifans don't by phones for better specs, they buy them because they have spent so much money on iOS, that they simply can't afford to switch and lose everything. Which is why Android is awesome. Switch hones, take everything with you.

15. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

" except fpr ifans who continuously show they aren't as mark as they think they are." Right.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31105; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What's silly, is that you keep hopping on the articles talking smack. Stop taking the bait dude.

16. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

No. What's silly is you making an idiotic reply that makes absolutely no sense. Get off my nuts. Thanks

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The article is written as if we know all of this information as a fact. When has there ever been a reputable source such as Apple itself who stated that there will be 4.7 and 5.5 inch versions of the iPhone 6?

3. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Apple design team is more about material build and software tweak and most importantly apple is alway battery consevative in mind. So I bet the next iphone will be likely to be 720p, and 720p with 4.7" still above 300.......

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I agree, but notice how those are the exact screen parameters of the Moto X. The iPhone 6 will cost at least twice as much as the Moto X. Apple just bring overpriced as usual...

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31105; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then don't buy it, problem solved.

7. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Cant wait to see...

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31105; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Same here man.

8. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

performance>display

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Having seen a design leak of the new device, its just an HTC One with a lower display. But hey, iFans love paying more for less. I mean, they have been doing it all their lives with Apple products; why stop now?!

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