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.