The rumour mill is churning out more rumours then we can handle but this time we have got something that most of you will find interesting. A report today by Wall Street Journal mentions that the next generation iPhone which is expected to launch fall of this year will have thinner display using the in-cell technology.
WSJ citing the clichéd ”people familiar with the matter” mention that Apple is going to change the display of its up coming iPhone, the iPhone 5. Apple is going to use in-cell technology on the next generation iPhone that will make the display thinner than the current iPhone’s.
Asian component suppliers which are currently responsible for the the display of iPhone 5 using the in-cell technology are facing problems with the yield rate and the quality of it according to the sources.
The in-cell technology eliminates the use of separate touch screen layers and instead incorporates the touch sensors directly into the LCD. This way not only the iPhone 5 will be thinner and reduce the overall weight but also allow Apple to cut costs as it will only have to buy in-cell panels from one manufacturer.
The in-cell technology which will be a feature of the next generation iPhone 5 will make the device slimmer, giving room for other crucial components such as a larger battery or more powerful processor. Coming to battery, as iPhone 5 is expected to have 4G LTE and NFC technology a larger battery would definitely be a welcome.
iPhone 5 with the in-cell technology will give a boost to the overall LCD industry as it has slowly started to fade due to the next generation display which is the OLED, of which Samsung is currently the main manufacturer.