“We just began mass production and we don’t expect any disruption in supplies,” Han Sang-beom, chief executive of LG Display, a panel supplier for Apple products, is quoted in Reuters as saying. ‘
Though it hasn’t been officially confirmed, these new screens from LG will sport cell-panels, allowing the touch sensors to be directly embedded into the LCD screen making the display thinner because an extra touch screen layer is no longer needed.
Bloomberg quoted Hwang Joon Ho, a Seoul-based analyst at Daewoo Securities, who said that LG’s production of the screens is “largely in line with the release schedule of the new iPhone”.
If LG is in fact making the display for the new iPhone, this would be an incredible coup for the company over Korean rival Samsung. Currently, Samsung manufacturers the retina display found in both the iPhone and iPad (though LG has manufactured previous iterations of the iPhone’s screen).