Shipments of panels used in Apple's new iPhone 5S are expected to reach between 10 and 15 million units in the third quarter and leaping to 20 million plus units in Q4. Apple's 5C display orders will reportedly surpass 30 million units in the holiday quarter.
DigiTimes is reporting today that Sharp will be the early winner with 7 million 5S displays shipping in Q3. LG Display and Japan Display are said to be the other suppliers for the 5S.
In terms of the iPhone 5C, Japan Display will land more than half of the panel orders throughout 2013, with Sharp expected to pick up more than half of the remaining portion while LG Display will be responsible for the remaining orders, the sources said.
Market observers added that panel shipments for the iPhone 5C are expected to surpass those of the iPhone 5S, showing that Apple is more optimistic about growth in the mid-range handset segment in markets such as China.