Apple is reportedly moving forward with developing larger displays for its iPhone 6, and the screens are set to enter production next month according to a new report published on Tuesday. Reuters said it has learned that Apple’s supply partners will begin building a 4.7-inch display, up from the 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s, starting in May. Meanwhile, the rumored larger 5.5-inch screen is still scheduled, though “could be delayed” the news outlet said.
Reuters‘ report lines up with several rumors suggesting Apple is working on two new iPhone devices with varying screen sizes, and it builds on those reports by identifying who Apple has selected to provide the parts. The news source said LG Display, Sharp and Japan display are all on board to build the screens, though it didn’t distinguish if all three will build both sizes. LG and Sharp are expected to begin production in June, with Sharp starting a month earlier. Reuters said the 5.5-inch screen may face delays because of the in-cell technology that’s used on iPhone screens and that there are certain “difficulties” moving up to that size.
We usually start to see iPhone parts leak once the device has entered production, which means we might start seeing some parts suppliers spilling the beans as soon as next month. The increased production this summer suggests that Apple is indeed on schedule to reveal its new iPhone in September, a year from the introduction of the iPhone 5s.