LG begins production of newer and thinner iPhone 5 screens

Thu, Aug 23, 2012

News, Rumors

Reuters reports that LG has already started producing the newer and thinner display set for use on Apple’s next-gen smartphone.

“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.

His comments were embargoed until early Thursday morning.

Apple is planning a major product launch on September 12, stoking speculation that the world’s most valuable technology company will announce the sale of its redesigned iPhone.

The new iPhone screens will be thinner on account of in-cell technology which attaches the devices touch sensors directly into the LCD, thereby eliminating the need for a separate touchscreen layer as is the case with current iPhones.



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