Sharp Says They’re Shipping iPhone 5 Displays This Month
The rumors about the iPhone 5 are too many to mention by name, and it is just the way things are before an Apple product release (and more recently, before a Samsung flagship release). However, there’s no official and exact information to lend credence to all the rumors and leaks we’re reading almost on a daily basis.
If a recent report is to be believed, Sharp (company of Japan), one of the three companies producing screens for Apple’s next phone, will start shipping screens to Apple this month. Not just any screens but those which will be included in the highly anticipated iPhone 5, “expected to be released in October”. Of course, this is a couple of weeks later than previous reports talking about a September 12 announcement with a September 21 release.
Takashi Okuda, Sharp’s president, confirmed on a recent earnings call that “shipments will start in August”. This is as close as it gets to any official wording which is not based on “sources” but there were no other specific pieces of info handed out. While Sharp is one out of three companies producing screens, the September 21 rumor can still be on track since there could be screens from the other two companies, LG Display Co Ltd and Japan Display Inc., in place for a late September availability.