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Rumor: LG Display started mass production of in-cell iPhone 5 displays


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Jul 27, 2011
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The tech world has been taken by storm with excitement as it waits for the arrival of the next iconic device from Apple. There are less than three weeks left before Apple is expected to make the grand announcement, and the Internet has been flooded with all kinds of reports claiming the birth of the “iPhone 5”.

The newest report concerning the smartphone comes to us via Reuters. Sources claim that panel maker LG Display based in South Korea has already started mass producing new in-cell touch screen displays, the exact kind that is expected to be incorporated in the iPhone 5.

"We just began mass production and we don't expect any disruption in supplies. The in-cell technology is the industry's latest development. (But) we will be able to supply the panels without fail,” stated LG chief executive Han Sang-boem.

The in-cell panel technology is going to allow Apple to make the screens on the upcoming iPhone much thinner than the previous models. The in-cell scenario works because touch sensors are inserted straight unto the liquid crystal display thus reducing the thickness of the screen. The new screen is also going to be larger.

LG Display is the second largest liquid crystal display maker in the world, still following in the footsteps of Samsung Electronics. The company is also one of the biggest suppliers of Apple parts that go into the iPhone and iPad.

By Radu

Source: LG says started production of new screen, as Apple plans product launch | Reuters