Production of the iPhone 5S’s LCD display panels will begin in June, according to a report from Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun.
According to a Google Translation of the report, display manufacturer Sharp will begin production of the next-generation iPhone’s LCD displays in June at its no.1 plant in Japan.
The report gives little away about any other specifications for the iPhone 5S, but does note that its display is similar to that of the iPhone 5. It also notes that Japan Display and LG Electronics have also received orders for the displays.
As ever, these reports should always be taken with a dose of scepticism, but the timing certainly seems correct, given CEO Tim Cook’s admission that we won’t see any new products from Apple until Fall.
According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 5S will have a relatively similar set of specs to its predecessor, the iPhone 5, albeit with an improved camera and fingerprint sensor. We’re not so sure about that last one, though…