LG (066570) announced on Thursday that it has started firing up its production lines to produce screens for the next-generation iPhone, and it looks as though the new screens will indeed be longer and thinner than previous iPhone models. Unnamed sources told Reuters on Thursday that the new LG-produced iPhone screens will measure four inches corner-to-corner, or one half-inch longer than current iPhone screens, They are also thinner and include new technology that “embeds touch sensors into the liquid crystal display, eliminating the touch-screen layer found in current iPhones.” Apple (AAPL) is widely expected to announce the new iPhone on September 12th.

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Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.