Few weeks ago Sharp Corp. was announcing that the shipments for the iPhone 5 display will start this month, giving credits to the rumors claiming the mid-September release of Apple’s next-gen iPhone. The other two display suppliers, LG Display and Japan Display offered no statements at that time, but late on Wednesday, LG CEO Han Sang-beom announced the launch of a thinner and lighter display than others produced so far.
“We just began mass production and we don’t expect any disruption in supplies.”
Even though the statement does not make it clear whether the new display will be supplied for the iPhone 5 or not, we can speculate that Apple’s new iPhone will integrate the most thinner and lighter screen to be, due to several reasons: LG is a huge display supplier, but it is famous for supplying mostly for Apple and for building the amazing iPhone IPS retina display, and the iPhone 5 is currently the only one rumored to come with a thinner display that uses the in-cell touch technology.
Moreover, Apple surprised us with a slimmer iPhone each time a new model was released and LG’s announcement comes with only three weeks ahead the supposed iPhone 5 launch.