Another day, another rumor. This one comes all the way from Chinese technology blog, MyDrivers. They claim to have obtained this iPhone 5 display panel from “supply chain sources,” but I think it’s bogus…
The purported iPhone 5 panel allegedly has a 4-inch display, and features in-cell touch technology we’ve heard about Apple possibly using in the future. The in-cell touch technology eliminates the need for a separate digitizer by integrating touch sensors directly in the screen. This technology is reported to make touch displays thinner. But honestly this rumored panel already has me thinking.
As pointed out by Cult of Mac, the display shown above looks identical to that of an iPhone 4S (image below via iFixit). I can’t even spot any noticeable differences besides a serial number missing on this “iPhone 5″ display.
It’s really hard to tell if the picture is real until we see either better shots or measurements confirming the length/width of the purported display against the current iPhone display. Until then, take this rumor with a hefty dose of skepticism. Am I just crazy or is there absolutely no differences here?
If it’s real and there are no differences, that would suggest every rumor we’ve heard thus far is completely incorrect, which for the most part never happens.
But hey, their rumors… right?
What do you think?