Suppliers of the US tech giant Apple are expected to begin mass production of displays in May 2014 for the upcoming, highly-anticipated iPhone. The new iPhone 6 is expected to be launched in 2014 and will have a 4.7-inch screen, while the 5.5-inch version’s release might be delayed.
Sources familiar with the progress revealed that Sharp, Japan Display and LG Display from South Korea will all be participating in the production of the screens. However, representatives for the suppliers and for Apple refused to comment on the progress. The iPhone 6 screens are likely to be larger than the 4.0-inch panels on Apple’s existing iPhone 5S and 5C models.
Meanwhile, the larger iPhones are expected to be delayed for now, but the bigger model is expected to make an impression on the smartphone market in front of rivals like Samsung. The US-based company is under pressure to deliver another ground-breaking handset for the most popular gadget industry. Since November 2012, the shares of Apple have languished below $600.
The screens of iPhone 6 are expected to use in-cell touch panel technology, which will be built into the screen, as well as enable thinner construction than those standard touch panels which were introduced in iPhone 5. Meanwhile, the production of the iPhone 5.5-inch screens is expected to begin much later.
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