Reuters reports that Sharp will soon start shipping iPhone 5 screens for Apple’s next-gen smartphone.
“Shipments will start in August,” Sharp’s new president Takashi Okuda recently explained at a press briefing.
Apple is planning a major product launch on Sept 12, stoking speculation that the world’s most valuable technology company will announce the sale of its redesigned iPhone. Sharp, identified as a supplier by Apple last year, is one of three companies expected to build the screens for the latest Apple offering.
Sharp does not comment on its relationship with Apple, but the screens set to start shipping in August are widely known to be headed for the new iPhone.
The other two suppliers of the panels are LG Display Co Ltd and Japan Display Inc.
Apple is expected to hold a special media event to unveil the iPhone 5 on September 12 with a launch expected for September 21.