iPhone 5 To Sport Thinner Display, Courtesy Of In-cell Technology
Interesting news about the iPhone 5. It seems that Apple’s new device will have a thinner display, at least that’s what Wall Street Journal shows in an online report. A thinner display will be possible as the next generation iPhone will use “in-cell” technology. As a matter of fact, the report claims that the mass production of the iPhone 5 displays has already begun.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the screens are built by three major companies meaning Sharp Corp.,, Japan Display Inc. (a new company that consists of three different Japanese electronics makers and the Japanese government), and also LG Display Co.. It looks like the in cell technology display mass production has already started.
The manufacturers will remove the separate component layer meant only for the touch-screen because the new technology includes touch sensors into the LCD itself. But, the technology is not all about reducing thickness as it also enhance the quality of the image. Plus, it will help Apple reduce the costs as the separate suppliers for each component will be eliminated.
It is known that Apple was looking to change the technology for their screens for some time now. The first reports appeared back in April when the information about Apple making the screen of the iPhone 5 at least 1.4mm slimmer than the iPhone 4S was reported by KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.