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  • Apple Reportedly Planning to Use Sharp's Futuristic p-Si LCDs for iPhone 6

    Once again we find ourselves discussing the iPhone 6 before we've even enjoyed our first look at the iPhone 5. But reports surfacing Monday suggest that Apple is already laying the foundation for its sixth generation iPhone, at least in terms of the device's LCD display.

    Here's what we know - or think we know based on the latest reports: Apple is planning to work with Sharp to produce futuristic, next-generation low-temperature poly-silicon LCD displays. The benefit of the LCD displays will be a lighter-weight and thinner design for the iPhone.

    This speculation comes out of the far east, specifically in a new report from Japanese newspaper Nikkan. According to sources speaking with the publication, Apple and Sharp have agreed to begin building the LCD displays next spring - spring of 2012 - likely to put the iPhone 6 on track for a summer 2012 debut.

    In other words, it looks like we should expect an improved iPhone 6 screen more than anything else (read: Apple HDTVs) as a result of that patent acquisition. The new LCD screen, specifically a p-Si LCD screen, is described by Toshiba Mobile Display as featuring "low-temperature poly-silicon" technology, a next-generation display format that allows for thinner and lighter screens that consume less power than traditional LCD screens.
    What's troubling to many current Apple fans and prospective iPhone buyers is that with all the talk of iPhone 5 being less than stellar in terms of upgrades, many would-be upgraders may delay purchasing the iPhone 5 in the fall of 2011 (its rumored release date) in favor of the iPhone 6, which may boast everything from 4G LTE connectivity to NFC technology.

    Source: Nikkan (Google Translate) Apple Insider, InfoSync
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Reportedly Planning to Use Sharp's Futuristic p-Si LCDs for iPhone 6 started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 49 Comments
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Y do they wait so late to begin production of key components if this Is true about the LCD displays

      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      There need not be much more than the iPhone 4. The retina display is more than your eyes can decipher already so any "better" screens are better for what? How is a screen that is already beyond the eyes capability of seeing detail going to get any better? Do you get free LASIK with the purchase of the EYEphone?

      As for speed, speed is a good thing but the phone already runs apps at pretty much their capacity. You would have to have much more demanding apps than the current ones to take advantage of any to processor boost. This WILL happen in the future as computing progresses, but it will be a bit away so even if it dropped tomorrow, you couldn't use it..... It would be worthless aside of it's "potential".

      We are at the boundary of our current setups. Until the apps advance further, your safari and mail and iCal are running at 200% speed on the current processor. They are maxxed out and have a full 100% to spare. They can't get any faster. Safari speed is your connection, the hardware is solid. A far as 4g, even if they produce a 4g phone, where are you going to use it?not AT&T.

      Could they bump the camera? Sure, but we've seen the current one........ it's more than most people need already. It's actually fantastic and that is all you need as there are no compromises.

      So go buy your iPhone 4 and 5, from here there is nowhere to go right now even if new hardware is produced it would hold no specific advantage in the current technology.
    1. Sanady361's Avatar
      Sanady361 -
      Wow, we're really looking into the future for this one.
    1. bonum83's Avatar
      bonum83 -
      Quote Originally Posted by buttrr76 View Post
      Once again I read a article that makes me want to delete modmyi off my iPhone.
      Did u delete it yet?
    1. Azdaren's Avatar
      Azdaren -
      Iphone6 "may" support 4g lte ?? Seriously, I would think that would be a no brainer for the iPhone 5
    1. Donnutt's Avatar
      Donnutt -
      Quote Originally Posted by iFiend View Post
      Jesus! Lay off guys...

      The door is thataway---->
      No one is forcing you to read these articles...
    1. <(O)> Device's Avatar
      <(O)> Device -
      only time will tell
    1. yomike007's Avatar
      yomike007 -
      Any word on the iPhone 7?
    1. ehren88888's Avatar
      ehren88888 -
      I heard the Iphone 6 will have a built in Fleshlight