“A report from the Far East on Tuesday says struggling LCD manufacturer and Apple supplier Sharp is ready to ramp up display manufacture for the next-generation iPhone, with mass production slated to start next month,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.
“Sharp will supposedly be using its Kameyama Plant No. 1 to churn out LCDs bound for the so-called ‘iPhone 5S,’ Apple’s much-rumored next-generation handset expected to see release in the third quarter, reports Japan’s Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun,” Campbell reports. “In addition to Sharp, the publication reported that Japan Display, a company combining the display arms of Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba, and LG Display have also received orders, with mass production at those firms already underway.”
Campbell reports, “Apple’s next-generation smartphone is expected to retain the same display as the current iPhone 5, with rumored upgrades being a fingerprint sensor, faster A7 SoC and inclusion of the iOS 7 mobile operating system, among others.”
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MacDailyNews Take: “iPhone 5S” is a horrid name. It looks like “iPhone SS” or “iPhone 55” in print. We hope Apple has a better name for it than that.