iPhone 5 displays being shipped by Sharp

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A couple of weeks ago we reported that the Sharp’s production of displays is behind schedule due to low production yields.

The Wall Street Journal stated that “manufacturing problems” were also to blame for the delay.

Now the publication cites a “person with knowledge of the situation” that says the company had started production of the screens earlier this week.

The report also added that LG and Japan Display had already started shipping their components to Cupertino.

The iPhone 5 display is built using in-cell technology which integrates the touch sensors within the LCD.

Pre-orders for the new iPhone began today but due to the large demand the delivery date slipped to September 26 at Verizon and “14-21 business days” at AT&T.