Sharp starts shipping of iPhone 5 screens


Sharp Corp., which is touted as one of Japan’s top tech firms, is reportedly shipping out screens from their factory that are rumored to be for Apple’s latest iPhone that will be released this October.

According to Sharp president Takashi Okuda, shipment will begin this month. He announced this during a press briefing in Tokyo together with the company’s release of its latest quarterly earnings.

Apple has been in the news not only for their brewing battle with Samsung, but also about speculations with regards to their next iPhone. Said speculations even became intense when the company announced that they are planning to have a major product launch this September.

Sharp didn’t comment on their partnership with the Cupertino based tech firm, but the screens that they are shipping out are rumored to be for Apple.

Sharp isn’t the sole provider for the iPhone screens as LG Display Co Ltd and Japan Display Inc are also set to provide Apple with screens for the said device.

The next iPhone is set to have larger screens set to recover its lost glamour that was lost due to the popularity of Samsung’s Galaxy S III.

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