iphone 5 displayBack in late August, Reuters reported that Sharp had been experiencing low production yields on the iPhone 5 display, putting the company behind Apple's other two suppliers, Japan Display and LG Display.

MarketWatch now reports that Sharp has apparently ironed out its issues and has now begun shipping iPhone 5 displays into Apple's supply chain.

Mass production of the screens for the iPhone 5, which Apple unveiled Wednesday, began earlier this week at Sharp's factory in central Japan, the person said.

The start of Sharp's delivery of the screens could help ease concerns about whether Apple will have enough components to meet global demand for the new iPhone.

The iPhone 5 will launch in Apple's first round of markets on Friday, September 21, with pre-orders set to begin tomorrow.

Top Rated Comments

Icarus73 Avatar
128 months ago
Does this mean some of the pre order iPhones might not have an IGZO display?

omg.


no.
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TheMacBookPro Avatar
128 months ago
That's all well and good until Sharp decides to start making phones...

They do make phones- they're one of the largest mobile phone manufacturers in Japan.
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spb3 Avatar
128 months ago
IGZO? what is that? excuse my ignorance.
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Prallethrin Avatar
128 months ago
I was being facetious vis-a-vis Samsung vs Apple lawsuits...

As someone already pointed out, Sharp already makes phones. They have been making phones before the iPhone existed.

There is another Japanese company that is supplying Apple that's a long time phone manufacturer, Sony. Japan Display Inc is partly owned by Sony. They are also the 4S's camera supplier (probably the iPhone 5's camera supplier too).

So far no problems. I guess Japanese companies just have a better sense of "sportsmanship" - you slug it out in the ring but at the end of day you shake hands and try harder next time if you lost; no need for name calling and smear campaigns.
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Viper2005 Avatar
128 months ago
What about the ipod touch? It's supposed to utilize the same display as the iphone5...
Or will apple cheap out and use a crappie screen with the same resolution as the iphone5?
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spb3 Avatar
128 months ago
It's a new type of transistor (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) that is much lower power than previous transistor types. That means the screen uses less power and you get more battery life. It was rumored for the iPad 3 and is rumored to replace the retina screen to have it updated.
thx. that would be a nice update in the future.
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