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NewsPoster Apr 1, 2014 10:52 AM
Apple suppliers to start producing next-gen iPhone displays in May
Apple's suppliers should start mass production of next-generation iPhone displays in May, in preparation for a launch expected this fall, according to supply chain sources in contact with <em>Reuters</em>. In keeping with earlier rumors, the suppliers are said to include Sharp, LG Display, and Japan Display. The sources claim that 4.7-inch displays should enter production first, while 5.5-inch screens could be delayed. <em>Reuters</em> describes both sizes as belonging to the iPhone 6, but it's unclear if Apple itself will use the same distinction. <br /><br />The sources <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/307084==http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/01/us-apple-iphone-display-idUSBREA3008020140401?feedType=RSS&feedName=techno logyNews" rel='nofollow'>add</a> that both form factors should rely on in-cell touch panels, which mesh touch sensors into a screen, allowing for thinner construction. Apple has actually used that technology since the iPhone 5, but suppliers are allegedly having trouble with the 5.5-inch implementation -- hence the delay, and the decision to start producing 4.7-inch displays first. 5.5-inch screens may only start production months later, or even revert back to film sensors.<br />
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Japan Display is said to the supplier inaugurating production in May. Sharp and LG will reportedly only follow suit in June. Apple has a limited time in which to get displays ready; the company typically launches new iPhones in September or October, and has to start final assembly a month or more ahead of time to meet demand.
 
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