Reuters reports that LG Display has started mass production of new and thinner displays, which are widely speculated to be used for Apple’s next generation iPhone.
According to rumors, Apple is planning to use in-cell display technology in the next generation iPhone. The technology integrates touch sensors into the LCD, which eliminates the need of a separate touch screen layer.
The absence of a separate touch screen layer will not only help make the screen thinner, but should also improve the quality of displayed images.
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.
“We just began mass production and we don’t expect any disruption in supplies,” Han Sang-beom, chief executive of LG Display, a panel supplier for Apple products, told reporters late on Wednesday.
Reuters goes on to add that Apple’s new iPhone will come with a 4-inch display.
Wall Street Journal has also confirmed the news:
The chief executive of LG Display Co. said the company has started the mass production of panels using the so-called in-cell technology since earlier this month, a new display technology that is widely expected to be used for Apple Inc.’s next iPhone device.
“We had some hard times (in developing the new in-cell technology) at first … but it seems those hard times have finally ended,” Han Sang-beom, LG Display’s chief executive, told reporters late Wednesday.
“The in-cell technology is the industry’s latest development. (But) we will be able to supply the panels without any fail,” Mr. Han said.
According to reports, Japan Display, Sharp and LG Display will be supplying displays using in-cell technology for ‘iPhone 5′. Few days back, Sharp’s new President, Takashi Okuda, had revealed during a press briefing in Tokyo that the company will start shipping screens for ‘iPhone 5′ this month.