The iPhone 5 is expected to get a big overhaul to say the least. Most of this is based on speculation but recently leaked pictures suggest a new “unibody” casing and a larger screen. According to The Wall Street Journal the screen will actually be thinner and higher quality that that of the current Retina display on iPhones…
The speculation or “sourced” information states that Apple will be using the new in-cell technology we reported on back a few months ago. According to sources, these new displays are already in mass production.
Apple Inc.’s next iPhone, currently being manufactured by Asian component makers, will use a new technology that makes the smartphone’s screen thinner, people familiar with the matter said, as the U.S. technology giant strives to improve technological features amid intensifying competition from Samsung Electronics Co. and other rivals.
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.
As we reported before, in-cell technology eliminates the need for a separate digitizer in front of the LCD. This effectively places the sensors inside the LCD display which will make it drastically thinner. Using this technology won’t only make the new iPhone thinner, but have a better quality display as well. (If you can have better quality than Retina…)
Either way, I was certainly the new iPhone would have a thinner profile. Apple is all about making things thinner. They could never pull off what they did with the new iPad on a next generation iPhone. (Making it a tad thicker.)
I feel like I’m repeating myself for the thousandth time but… I guess we’ll find out this fall.
What do you think about this new in-cell technology?