Sharp President Says New iPhone Panels Will Ship This Month

In what amounts to another major chunk of evidence suggesting that Apple’s 6th generation iPhone is coming soon, on Thursday in Toyko, Sharpp’s new president Takashi Okuda confirmed the August shipment of screens for the refreshed iPhone.

Okuda wouldn’t, however, reveal any additional details about the eagerly anticipated Apple smartphone.

Sources earlier told Reuters that the panels will be 4 inches corner to corner — 30 percent bigger than current iPhones.

As MMW has reported in recent week, it is widely expected that Apple will unveil the new iPhone on or around September 12th.

Supply chain sources maintain that the forthcoming release will deliver a bigger screen, 4G LTE capability, and Near Field Communications (NFC) technology.

On Tuesday, Katy Huberty, an analyst with Morgan Stanley, said Apple’s new iPhone will likely be such a mega hit that Apple may see “record earnings” during the holiday quarter of 2012.