Reuters has reported that according to a source, Apple suppliers will begin production of 4.7-inch iPhone as early as May while the 5.5-inch version will be delayed.
Apple Inc suppliers will begin mass producing displays as early as May for the next iPhone, expected to be launched this autumn, with a 4.7-inch screen likely to be produced first while a 5.5-inch version could be delayed, supply chain sources said.
Japan Display Inc, Sharp Corp and South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd have all been tapped to make the screens, said the sources, who asked not to be identified.
The report also says that both iPhones will have in-cell touch panel technology built into the screen that will allow for a thinner phone, says source. Production of the 4.7-inch iPhone is likely to start first followed by the production of the 5.5-inch iPhone due to difficulties with in-cell technology.
According to source, Japan Display will be the first supplier to start production of iPhone 6 screens in May at its plant in Mobara which is located east of Tokyo. Other suppliers are to start around June.
Reuters claims that both phones will have larger screens than that of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.