When it comes to displays for the iPhone, companies such as Samsung, LG Display and Sharp have been listed as the manufacturers. Now we know that based on the rumors and speculation and the iPhone 4S’ release last year that we should be able to expect the next-gen iPhone later this year around the same time. While Apple has yet to officially announce the device, Sharp’s new president, Takashi Okuda announced at a press briefing in Tokyo for its latest quarterly earnings that shipments for display panels for the next-gen iPhone will start in August. More specific dates were not given when prompted further.
At the moment Apple is expected to announce a new product come September 12th which some think will be the new iPhone and the rumored iPad mini, with availability rumored for the 19th of September. Assuming the rumors are to be believed, it certainly makes sense that Sharp would shipping the display panels to Apple in August to start piecing the entire phone together for a release towards the middle of September. Either way we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled, so be sure to check back with us on the 12th of September for confirmation!