Japan’s Sharp Corporation has not yet begun manufacturing iPhone 5 screens, according to the Wall Street Journal. The company is having trouble with the manufacturing process, though what issues are occurring is not currently known. The new iPhone is expected to use technology called in-cell, which fuses the digitizer and LCD together for an extremely thin screen which only needs one layer of glass, on the outside. Most current screens have a thin layer of glass between the LCD and digitizer to protect the pixels.
Japan Display Corp. and Toshiba Corp. are having to pick up the slack for Sharp, but it is not known whether the delay will affect total shipments as Apple gears up to release the product to the world on September 21st.