It has been reported by The Wall Street Journal, in regards to the next gen iPhone which they say will be using “in-cell” technology which will be making the display even thinner than ever before. As a matter of fact too, the mass production process for the newest screens has already begun.
Japanese liquid-crystal-display makers Sharp Corp. and Japan Display Inc.—a new company that combined three Japanese electronics makers’ display units—as well as South Korea’s LG Display Co. are currently mass producing panels for the next iPhone using so-called in-cell technology, the people said.
This newest technology combines touch sensors into the LCD which then removes a seperate part or layer for the touch-screen itself. Besides the reduction in the thickness itself, this new upgrade includes a better quality picture as well. It’s also been claimed by The Wall Street Journal that they will be helping to reduce the costs of Apple by taking away the separate suppliers for every single component.
The interest Apple has in the “in-cell” technology is not very new at all, as the reports that first came out were back in April. The Analyst from KGI Securities named Ming-Chi looked over the technology and had said that the newest iPhone may just be at least 1.4mm thinner than the iPhone 4S.
Since a part of the thickness itself and the savings gathered from it financially would be coming from the in-cell technology itself, and Apple could also reduce the thickness of the battery and use a metal back casing too.
The upcoming iPhone is expected to be released this coming fall. Of course, as always, you won’t hear anything from them until the day they announce it, they never announce something like other companies and set a release date. But these rumors that go around are usually pretty accurate. What else could we see this fall from Apple?, some are saying the “iPad mini”, and other sources said that the Apple Television set was supposed to come out this year, but when?. Well let’s hope it’s this fall, too. That would make it the biggest and most exciting WWDC ever, for Apple and us.