It would appear that everything is on schedule for a new iPhone release in the next few months. The most recent evidence of this fact comes by way of Takashi Okuda, Sharp’s president who informed journalists that the display screens for the iPhone 5 are excepted to leave Sharp manufacturing plants this month and begin shipping.
With the screens being manufactured and shipped on time, it means there is one less thing that could delay the September announcement of the next generation iPhone. Okuda’s comments came at the Japanese manufacturer’s press briefing where he was expected to report on the company’s quarterly profits. During this briefing, his exact words on this subject were plain and simple, “Shipments will start in August.”
Apple has contracted three display makers to assist in manufacturing the screens for the Cupertino company. Along with Sharp, there is also Japan Display Inc. and LG. Other then stating that the screens are coming this month, Okuda didn’t provide any further information on this subject and so we still don’t know what size screens are being made nor do we have an exact shipment date.
If all goes according to plan, the latest iPhone 5 rumour points to a September 12th announcement followed by a September 21st release date.