Sharp’s new president Takashi Okuda has provided some information about the next-generation iPhone, a rookie mistake that Apple is surely not too pleased about. While Apple is deeply committed to maintaining full product secrecy, Okuda went ahead and confirmed that shipments of displays that are destined to be for a forthcoming iPhone model will begin sometime this month.
“Shipments will start in August,” Sharp’s new president, Takashi Okuda, said at a press briefing in Tokyo on Thursday after the company released its latest quarterly earnings.
Apple identified Sharp as one of its suppliers last year, while LG Display and Japan Display Inc. are also said to be tasked with providing displays for the next-generation iPhone. The new iPhone is expected to have a taller display that measures 4-inches diagonally and has a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The sixth-generation iPhone is also said to have an aluminum unibody chassis, smaller 8-pin or 19-pin dock connector, centered FaceTime camera, redesigned speaker grills and a headphone jack on the bottom of the handset. Moreover, it is also widely expected that Apple’s next iPhone will be compatible with LTE networks and could feature NFC for mobile payments.