Reuters is reporting that Apple suppliers will begin mass producing displays for their 4.7-inch iPhone as early as May for an autumn launch date. However, it’s not all good news. The 5.5-inch version could be delayed due to difficulties with the in-cell production technology, the report said.
According to the report:
“…due to difficulties with in-cell production technology for the larger 5.5-inch size, one of the sources said, a decision was made to begin mass production with the 4.7-inch version alone.
Production of 5.5-inch screens is expected to start several months later, with the possibility of a shift to a film sensor instead of in-cell technology for that size, the source said.
Japan Display will be the first supplier to start production, at its flagship plant at Mobara, east of Tokyo, as early as May, the sources said. The others are due to begin output around June.”