LG Has Started Production on Super Thin Screens That Are Supposedly for the iPhone 5

By Casey Chan on at

Reuters is reporting that LG has started mass production of a "new and thinner display, widely speculated to be for use in Apple's next iPhone." It makes sense, especially since we expect the iPhone 5 to be announced on September 12th, for factories to start pumping out iPhone 5 parts.

The screens LG is working on is expected to be 4-inches — nearly 30 per cent bigger than current iPhones — but also incredibly thin. The new screens embed touch sensors into the display so there's no need for a separate touch-screen layer. Eliminating unnecessary parts means jumping ahead in the ongoing smartphone race to stay thin and hopefully, means a battery that doesn't suck. September 12th can't come soon enough. [Reuters]