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.


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.