The next iPhone is on the way, and a handful of rumours point to a launch on September 12th. Now, Sharp has announced that it's shipping screens for the new device this month — so it looks like those dates could be believable.

Sharp's new president, Takashi Okuda, said that "shipments will start in August" at a press conferences this morning. If rumours are to be believed, the screens are going to be 4 inches on the diagonal, with an aspect ratio of 16:9, and pack technology to make them thinner and improve battery life. Let's wait and see. [Reuters]