LG starts making super-thin panels for iPhone 5

August 23rd, 2012

It’s been an unusually quiet week with regards to iPhone 5 rumours. Considering that all the individual pieces seem to be available on various parts sites around the web and that we now have a pretty clear picture of what the phone looks like, it isn’t all that surprising.

It seems that LG have now broken the momentary silence on Apple‘s next flagship phone, announcing that they have begun production on new thin, thin smartphone displays. Speaking to Reuters, sources close to LG have said that the the company are specifically working on displays for the iPhone 5.

Speaking to reporters, LG Display CEO Han Sang-beom said, “We just began mass production and we don’t expect any disruption in supplies.”

The displays are likely going to measure in at 4″ corner-to-corner, as Apple aim to make up some ground on the screen sizes of their competitors, such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, which has a 4.8″ screen.

While nothing is official yet, it’s known that Apple is going to unveil a major new product on September 12. The only thing it could realistically be other than the iPhone 5 would be the iPad Mini. Who knows, maybe they’ll treat us to both new products at once?