iPhone 6 Release: Japan supplier to begin screens’ production in May

Apple has reportedly ordered mass production of display screens for its upcoming iPhone 6 beginning May 2014, with plans to launch it in September this year.

The upcoming iPhone 6 is expected to have a 4.7-inch screen which will be taken up in three supplying units in Japan and Korea, reports Reuters quoting sources in supply chain industry.

As already reported, Japan Display Inc. and Sharp Corp in Japan were entrusted with the order to supply iPhone 6 screens while Samsung rival South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd will join hands in the supply chain to make 4.7-inch screens for the enxt generation Apple smartphone.

With the 4.7-inch screen, iPhone 6 display will be larger than the 4.0-inch panels used in Apple’s iPhone 5S and 5C models. It is still not confirmed whether apple would go for bigger-size iPhone 6 though rumors say it would, to compete with Samsung.

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently promised to launch "new product categories" for 2014 and despite his two-year-old leadership at the helm of Apple after the demise of Steve Jobs, smartphone models remained the same as they were two years ago.

Even Apple’s shares are hovering around $600 or less since November 2012.

Otherwise, Japan Display is reportedly asked to begin production of 4.7-inch screens at its main plant at Mobara, east of Tokyo, in May this year, said the report. The other two plants will take up production in June, said Reuters in its report.

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