Rumour: Sharp to Spit Out Screens For a New iPhone in June?

By Sam Gibbs on at

Whispers emanating from the Far East today suggest Sharp's been tapped to produce the screens for Apple's next iPhone, and that it'll be spitting them out in June.

That's the word from Japan at least, and it seems that Sharp's not the only one producing screens for Apple -- Japan Display (a joint venture between LG, Hitachi, Sony and Toshiba) has been given the nod too. The interesting thing is the lack of a Samsung mention on that list, which follows Apple's continued attempts to ditch Samsung from other areas of its business too.

Who knows whether the whispers should be believed, but if true, it would put the iPhone 5S shipping to customers pretty soon after Apple's WWDC, which is precisely what's happened in the past and what's been hinted at before. With rumours of a Mac line refresh; the iPhone 5S or whatever it ends up getting called, and an iOS7 infused with oodles of Jony Ive, WWDC could be something pretty special this year. [Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun via Apple Insider]