Wall Street Journal: A super-slim iPhone 5 is in the making
The Wall Street Journal reports about a new technology adopted by Apple to make the iPhone 5 screen super-slim
If you are still not contended with the already floating iPhone 5 rumors like “spider designs” , bigger screens NFC capabilities (Passbook), here’s another one. Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the next iPhone will feature new screen technology to keep it super-thin slim.
Let’s see how different it is from the existing iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S screen (9.3 mm) is made up of three layers: the LCD, capacitive sensors, and finally a sheet of glass. WSJ reports this time Cupertino is planning to tweak the manufacturing process for the screen of iPhone 5 based on integration. The article suggests that the new screen will integrate the touch sensors into the LCD, in turn reducing the overall thickness and weight and slightly improving image quality. The report goes on to suggest that LCD makers Sharp and Japan Display are already mass producing the panels.
If the rumor turns out to be accurate, this is going to satisfy many hearts. If Apple is indeed keen on launching a larger iPhone, a thinner screen like this would discount a little weight—something that Apple should strive to do across a range of components to make sure that the device doesn’t get too heavy.
Again, with the kind of Apple history we have had, let’s just wait for the next generation iPhone to arrive.