Apple will be receiving a new set of screens for the iPhone 5 in the near future. Sharp made an official announcement on Thursday that they will start shipping the displays for the iPhone 5. Unfortunately, they didn’t share any more details regarding this piece of information.
It’s rumored the the sixth generation iPhone will feature a slightly taller display and measure at four inches diagonally while retaining the same width as the current screen.
Sharp Corporation (TYO:6753) has been identified as a probable supplier for iPhone screens. We can expect the upcoming model to feature in-cell touch panel technology, which will allow the iPhone 5 to be thinner.
It’s predicted that Apple will introduce their next generation of smartphones on September 12, and is expected to hit stores on September 21.
At the beginning of this year, Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd. (TPE:2354) (Apple’s manufacturing partner) purchased ten percent stakes in Sharp, roughly about $808 million. This report made many people speculate that Apple was partnering with Sharp to create an Apple television set. Last year, Sharp was rumored to provide their own LCD display technology, called IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) but shortly after that, it was reported that IGZO technology didn’t meet the standards for the third generation iPad.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has yet to make any announcement regarding the iPhone 5, or the rumors surrounding it.
Everyone is waiting for the arrival of Apple’s next greatest smartphone, and, unfortunately many rumors have started because of this. It’s safe to say that we can expect another iPhone model in the near future but when it will arrive is still not yet known. Moreover, we don’t know what to expect from the next phone. Sure we’ve heard many rumors saying the same thing over and over(the iPhone 5 will feature a larger screen with in-touch panels), but since Apple has yet to confirm whether these rumors are true or not, we really have no way of forseeing the future.
This isn’t to say that we should completely write off all the rumors we hear about the iPhone 5, because there might be a chance that some of them are true. I’m inclined to believe the rumor about the in-cell panels in the touch screen, because Apple likes to make their products thin and sleek. For now, it’s time we sit back and wait for Apple to surprise us with a brand new iPhone that we never thought we would need or want.