Reuters reports that LG Display has officially announced that they have started mass production on new displays that are thought to be intended for use in the next-generation iPhone. The news comes three weeks ahead of Apple’s expected media event to introduce the new smartphone.
Flat-screen maker LG Display has started mass production of a new and thinner display, widely speculated to be for use in Apple Inc’s next iPhone, and the display’s production schedule remains in line with customers’ product release plans, LG’s chief executive said.
Han Sang-beom, chief executive of LG Display, a panel supplier for Apple products, told reporters late on Wednesday that LG had just began mass production, and no supply disruptions were expected.
Apple is thought to be outfitting the next iPhone with a larger screen, and sources told Reuters that the panels for the new iPhones will be 4 inches corner to corner — 30 percent bigger than the current iPhone screens.
The new screens will also be thinner than previous versions, due to the use of in-cell panels. The in-cell technology embeds touch sensors into the liquid crystal display, eliminating the touch-screen layer found in the current iPhone.
Sharp Corporation also announced earlier this month that it would start shipping screens for the new iPhone in August.