LG Begins Mass Production of Displays Said to Be for Next iPhone

Reuters reports that LG Display has officially announced the start of mass production on new displays that are thought to be making their way into the next-generation iPhone. The news, which follows similar comments from Sharp earlier this month, comes three weeks ahead of Apple's expected media event to introduce the new device.

Flat-screen maker LG Display has started mass production of a new and thinner display, widely speculated to be for use in Apple Inc's next iPhone, and the display's production schedule remains in line with customers' product release plans, LG's chief executive said.

"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.

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The report also reiterates claims that the new iPhone displays will measure four inches diagonally and incorporate in-cell technology to embed touch sensors directly into the display, thereby decreasing the thickness of the component.

Update 8:17 PM: The Wall Street Journal has a similar report discussing Apple's plans for the panels:

The chief executive of LG Display Co. said the company has started the mass production of panels using the so-called in-cell technology since earlier this month, a new display technology that is widely expected to be used for Apple Inc.'s next iPhone device.

"We had some hard times (in developing the new in-cell technology) at first ... but it seems those hard times have finally ended," Han Sang-beom, LG Display's chief executive, told reporters late Wednesday.

"The in-cell technology is the industry's latest development. (But) we will be able to supply the panels without any fail," Mr. Han said.

The report goes on to note that LG, Sharp, and Japan Display are all producing displays with in-cell touch sensors for the next-generation iPhone, meeting their production goals despite the challenges of the new technology.

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Top Rated Comments

ivladster Avatar
134 months ago
many eggs

So glad Apple is slowly moving away from Samsung. Other companies like Sony, LG and Sharp are playing much nicer with Apple. Hope Samsung, one day, learns the lesson.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chumburro2U Avatar
134 months ago
What a grumpy old man.

Ehhhh, I'll pass.

Its the 4S 3

I'm looking to Android and Windows Phone 8 now

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First of all all iPods and iPhones have been "Retina" for the last 2 generations.

Second, "Retina" is a made up term by by Apple. It means Jack.
Don't let the door hit you on the way out. :rolleyes:
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Geckotek Avatar
134 months ago
Does this seem to be a little late to anyone else?

Edit: My question has been answered in the very next post by chrmjenkins...(and then about 5 more times after that.....several incorrectly and several discussing something comlpetely unrelated to my point). Anyway, you guys can stop quoting/answering this question. Thank you and have a nice day.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ymmit Avatar
134 months ago
Great. Here comes Ole Yeller. I'll take a Samsung screen any day but since they can't get along we are stuck with yellow washed out crap.

We haven't even seen the screen yet, and it's already yellow and washed out?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
duffman9000 Avatar
134 months ago
Hopefully Apple learns the lesson. Kudos to Samsung for not rolling over and playing dead.

After getting busted for price fixing, what 3 times, I doubt Samsung can learn any kind of lesson.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wayfarer Avatar
134 months ago


So much for doubling down on secrecy. Steve would have never allowed this. It looks exactly the same but taller! Apple is doomed. :rolleyes:;):apple:
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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