LG Display (NYSE:LPL) has started mass production of thinner in-cell displays that are presumed to be for use in the next-generation iPhone, with chief executive Han Sang-beom announcing production schedule was in line with the product release plans of the company’s clients. LG is a known panel supplier for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) products.
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“We just began mass production and we don’t expect any disruption in supplies,” Han said, according to Reuters.
Apple has long been rumored to be preparing to announce the sixth-generation iPhone in an event on September 12, with pre-orders said to be starting on launch day and getting fulfilled on September 21. The new iPhone, which several supply sources and analysts have said will be taller than current versions of the device, has also been rumored to be shedding 0.4mm in width through the help of in-cell LCD technology.
The patented in-cell touchscreen technology involves removing a layer of glass from the device through integrating the display’s touch sensing and LCD elements in one layer.
Sharp and Japan Display, a company formed earlier this year as a collaboration between Toshiba, Sony (NYSE:SNE), and Hitachi, are also presumed to be manufacturing the new displays. It was earlier reported that Sony and Hitachi began shipping 4-inch LCD panels to Apple in November last year.