iPhone 5: Sharp to ship displays to Apple in August [REPORT]

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Rumors are rife regarding Apple' next iPhone and now as the speculated launch date – September 12 is getting closer, the handset is begning to look closer to reality.

Adding more to the same, Reuters -- which was present at the press briefing of Sharp in Tokyo --- have recently report came up with an exclusive stating that Sharp Corp of Japan is one of the three suppliers involved in making displays for the next iPhone and the company will be shipping the screens for the handset from this month.

President of Sharp, Takashi Okuda told that “Shipments will start in August” to the reporters. However, a more specific shipment date was not mentioned. He declined to comment when asked about the display size.

Although, the screen specifications are not revealed, Sharp will be using the IGZO technology on the screens. This technology will consume less energy offer increased pixel transparency.

Further, Apple is planning to hold a major product launch on September 12, hyping the speculations about the redesigned iPhone's release. If the rumor is to be believed, the tech giant is left with only a month for the launch of three products – iPhone 5, iPad Mini and iPod nano.

Well, numerous reports have suggested that the next iPhone will have a 4 inch display, which is larger than the traditional 3.5 inch display used in the previous generation iPhone models.

Rumors are also rife that the new iPhone would feature 4G LTE technology, Near Field Communication (NFC), a smaller dock connector, 1GB RAM, iOS 6, improved Siri, liquidmetal casing, an 8 megapixel (or even higher) rear camera, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting and a much-improved battery life.

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