Apple display suppliers set to ramp up production by May

Posted: April 1, 2014 by mattmargolis24 in Apple Investor Information, Uncategorized
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A Reuters report out of Tokyo is reporting that Apple suppliers will begin mass producing displays as early as May for the 4.7″ model. Another sign that the iPhone 6 launch is getting closer to reality. The 5.5″ display could be delayed several months according to the report as well.

Will other suppliers including GT Advanced begin ramping up sapphire screens as early as May as well? Last year the iPhone 5s was launched 45 days after it’s reported ramp up news hit the wire. Is Apple going to drop big surprise with the iPhone 6 at the WWDC set for June? This seems possible given Apples previous ramp up announcements and ensuing product releases. Additionally, over the last few weeks other Apple Apple ramp ups have been reported to begin shortly including; batteries, A8 chips, Pegatron and Foxconn for iPhone assembly and now displays. There sure seems to be a lot of smoke in the supply chain that suggests a iPhone 6 launch is getting very very close.

TOKYO (Reuters) – 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.

  1. bwkoenig says:

    So Matt, when they’re producing “displays” what does this mean for sapphire? Are they shipped sapphire laminate? Any clue on whether this is a + or – for GTAT?


    • The displays are under the protective screen. If you ever crack your phone screen you will notice the display and touch properties are still intact. This just means another main component is being mass produced shortly and sapphire screens should also be set for a delivery ramp up to enable Foxconn and Pegatron to assemble the iPhones.


    • The touch displays that are being produced are not the same as iPhone screens. Sharp, LG and Japan Display provided display panels for the iPhone 5 but Corning supplied Gorilla Glass for the cover of the phone. GTAT sapphire is a cover screen not to be confused with a display panel.


  2. ha65mph says:

    HELLO , ..





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