Apple still hasn’t announced an official launch date for its next-generation iPhone, but reports have stated that an initially planned summer launch has been pushed back to early fall, likely September, due to manufacturing delays.
Now, it seems production of parts of the device is set to ramp up, indicating the device may be ready for the reported early fall launch. According to reports, Apple supplier Sharp will begin mass production of the device’s display next month and LG Display and Japan Display will also manufacture the next-generation displays.
The next iPhone isn’t expected to be a huge step up from the iPhone 5, as it should be an upgrade similar to what the iPhone 4S was compared to the iPhone 4. However, the next-generation iPhone, for now being referred to as the iPhone 5S, although that isn’t confirmed either, is expected to have an upgraded processor, better rear camera and maybe even a fingerprint scanner.