iPhone 5 release: Sharp says ‘adequate volumes’ of iPhone 5 displays are produced now

Recent reports stated that Sharp was behind in the production of in-cell displays and was even blamed for the shortage of iPhone 5 units at the phone’s launch.

Now Reuters reports that a Sharp executive announced that the company is producing “adequate volumes” of iPhone 5 displays at a press conference in Japan.

LG and Japan Display have been named as other suppliers for providing iPhone 5 screens.

Deutsche Securities analyst Yasuo Nakane speculates that Japan Display and LG Display can produce roughly eight million displays each month, while Sharp can offer six million displays.

The iPhone 5 sold more than 5 million units during its debut weekend.

The new iPhone comes with a larger 4-inch screen. The in-cell touch technology used in its production helped make the smartphone 18 % thinner and 20 % lighter than the previous iPhone 4S.