It seems that the Apple iPhone 5 might be on course for release during the first quarter of 2011 if reports by a Japanese newspaper are anything to go by. The Nikkei Business Daily has revealed the development of an interesting new manufacturing plant by Toshiba, reportedly costing 100 billion Yen (£757 million). They say that the plant will be completed in 2011 with the aim of doubling Toshiba’s monthly output of screens destined for the iPhone and more importantly iPhone 5.
The factory is said to be partly funded by Apple and will start producing screens and components next year, if rumours are true one of the devices to benefit from the new plant will be the iPhone 5.
Like most good rumours this one has yet to be confirmed or denied by either party, if they are true it could spell the end for Toshiba’s existing LCD manufacturing plant in Ishikawa.
What do you think of the current iPhone 4 screen, do you think they will turn away from the retina screen for the iPhone 5?