Breaking the No.1 rule of Apple partnership (no talking about shipping Apple products), Sharp President Takashi Okuda today said the company would be shipping iPhone displays this month.

Japan’s Sharp Corp. said it will start shipping screens destined for a new Apple iPhone that is widely expected to be released in October ahead of the pre-Christmas shopping season.

Reuters might have missed the Sept. 21 launch prediction that just about every news organization leaked last week, but they confirmed our bigger 4-inch (1,136-by-640) display prediction and the news about in-cell panels that make the larger device thinner.

The other two suppliers of panels are LG Display Co Ltd and Japan Display Inc., according to Reuters. Sharp has long touted its IGZO display technology as the next big thing in displays, but there is no mention of the technology in the report.