After experiencing production issues, Sharp is finally shipping displays for the iPhone 5. The news came on the same day as Apple’s iPhone 5 announcement.
Sharp was behind schedule when its president announced in early August that it would be shipping out the screens later that month, and an inside source claims the company started mass production earlier this week, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Sources had reported in late August that the display maker was experiencing “manufacturing difficulties.” The exact nature of the issues were not revealed.
Apple’s just unveiled iPhone 5 uses new in-cell technology, which integrates touch sensors into the screens LCD array.
With the addition of shipments from Sharp, Apple should be in a good position to supply the expected strong demand for their new device. Sharp joins LG Display, and Japan Display Inc., as suppliers for the components.
iPhone 5 pre-orders are set to begin Friday, September 14, with the release of the handset to take place a week later, on September 21.