If the September 12th announcement and subsequent release of the new iPhone is going to be attainable by Apple, they’ll need to ramp up production. One sign that might be happening rather quickly comes from Sharp Corporation’s president Takashi Okuda. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday to discuss the companies financial earnings, Okuda dropped this bombshell.
“Shipments will start in August.”
While it might seen like much, this is confirmation from the president of a giant component supplier that they will begin shipping displays for the yet unannounced iPhone 5. Apple certainly isn’t stocking up on displays, without starting the manufacturing phase. Question is, if they begin sometime this month, is that enough time to meet the massive demand for the new iPhone?
Sharp isn’t the only supplier of screens, so it’s quite possible that other companies have begun shipments. These include LG Display Co LTD and Japan Display Inc. It’s rumored that Apple’s newest iPhone will include in-cell technology. By including the touch sensors in the display, it will result in a thinner and improved display.