Sharp: iPhone Displays Will Start Shipping This Month


Sharp’s new president Takashi Okuda is already violating Apple’s number one rule. Just earlier during a press briefing,  Okuda acknowledged that iPhone displays would begin shipping out sometime during August. He failed to provide additional information.

Here’s what Okuda disclosed, via Reuters:

“Shipments will start in August,” Sharp’s new president, Takashi Okuda, said at a press briefing in Tokyo on Thursday after the company released its latest quarterly earnings.

Although Sharp will soon begin shipments of displays, please keep in mind Apple has two other contracted producers, including LG Display and Japan Display.

Now, completely based off of past rumors, the iPhone is expected to have a 4-inch diagonal display, retaining the same width. Rumors have also pointed to an in-cell touch panel, in which will allow our iPhones to be even thinner.

Also, as of lately, multiple trusted publications have ‘verified’ a September 12th Apple event date, supposedly for the iPhone. If this is correct, the iPhone could be released a few weeks later, or in early October.


  • hello

    Can we get a better quote? “Shipments will start in August” doesn’t mean anything to me. I don’t even know if that relates to iPhone, iPad or even the new Sharp TV.

  • JMCD23

    It relates to the iPhone. The article gives you a general estimate based on Apple’s past release record – e.g, announcement, 3-5 weeks later release in primary countries. October sounds right to me. It’ll all be speculation until September 12th.