Sharp reportedly kicks off production of iPhone 5S displays

Production on the iPhone 5S is said to be starting. According to AppleInsider, Sharp is going to start using its Kameyama Plant No. 1 to start manufacturing LCDs for the next iteration of the iPhone.

Reports also state that a company that combines the display arms of Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba, along with LG Display - Japan Display - is also getting orders. Mass production for these orders are already said to be under way.

Sharp hasn't been able to use the facility much since the drop in its LCD business last year. The facility's use went down to 60 percent of its 600-million per month capacity.

Unlocked version won't be available for some weeks now

The display on the iPhone 5S is said to be the same as that on the iPhone 5


Back in April, leaks revealed that the iPhone 5S will be featuring a new processor dubbed the A7. The A7 processor is expected to compete with Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa CPU, which will be featured in some variants of the Galaxy S4.

As for the rest of the hardware specs, the report says the iPhone 5S will supposedly have the Power SGX554MP4 GPU. It will also have a dual-channel 2 GB LPDDR-800 of RAM. Of course, it must be noted that the specs revealed by the source are only bits of rumour at this point.

The next-gen iPhone will supposedly run iOS 7 at launch and there will be many changes on board. In particular, Siri has gone through major improvements, and the speech engine has been fine tuned to bring more features to the voice assistant. A theory is that Siri will now be able to converse in a number of languages.

The rumoured graphics processor, the Power SGX554MP4, is similar to what the company’s iPad 4 boasts, which could mean better performance during demanding games and for 3D rendering.


Published Date: May 09, 2013 09:18 am | Updated Date: May 09, 2013 09:18 am