iPhone 5 rumors: LG starts producing thinner display possibly for next iPhone

“We just began mass production, and we don’t expect any disruption in supplies,” Han Sang-beom, chief executive of LG Display, told Reuters.

In-cell technology uses touch sensors embedded inside the LCD rather than a separate touch-screen layer under the glass, as is the case with current models.

“We had some hard times (in developing the new in-cell technology) at first … but it seems those hard times have finally ended,” Han Sang-beom, LG Display’s chief executive, told reporters late Wednesday.

“The in-cell technology is the industry’s latest development. (But) we will be able to supply the panels without any fail,” Mr. Han said, according to The Wall Street Journal.

WSJ previously announced that LG, Sharp and Japan Display will be the main suppliers for the next-generation iPhone displays.

Apple’s upcoming iPhone is expected to be announced on September 12, though there has been no official confirmation yet.