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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. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      I'm beginning to really, really hate rumors...especially ones like these. iPhone 6 rumors before the iPhone 5 releases
    1. daffysam22's Avatar
      daffysam22 -
      So stupid. My god. So stupid.
    1. buttrr76's Avatar
      buttrr76 -
      Once again I read a article that makes me want to delete modmyi off my iPhone.
    1. skizo's Avatar
      skizo -
      Quote Originally Posted by buttrr76 View Post
      Once again I read a article that makes me want to delete modmyi off my iPhone.
      Ditto. Well, my bookmark at least. I already rarely come by anymore due to the poor quality of "news" that gets posted on the front page. I honestly don't understand why even a little bit of discretion/logic/reason isn't put into what's posted on the front page.
    1. iFiend's Avatar
      iFiend -
      Jesus! Lay off guys...

      The door is thataway---->
    1. Sibon6's Avatar
      Sibon6 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iFiend View Post
      Jesus! Lay off guys...

      The door is thataway---->
      Well said....
    1. buttrr76's Avatar
      buttrr76 -
      Lol did get your info from gizmodo again?!
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      Let's get the iphone 5 first...
    1. ODB25's Avatar
      ODB25 -
      I love reading all things Apple especially rumors ... just sucks cus it makes me not want to get the i5 and wait for the 6!
    1. Quaddy's Avatar
      Quaddy -
      the ip7 is holographic based screen apparently, so i may wait for that tech to get better, less x-talk, so maybe i am an ip4 8 or 9 guy.
    1. Bushybrows's Avatar
      Bushybrows -
      Everytime there's a post about anything iPhone here, I can swear I hear someone scream, "Let loose the hell hounds". U guys really are horrible, if u don't like ModMyi then go jump in a lake. Trolls
    1. Antman217's Avatar
      Antman217 -
      I have a year and a half of contract left so I guess I'll wait for the iPhone 7 lol
    1. c0dy's Avatar
      c0dy -
      Douchebags on MMI. Go check out an iPhone 5 website if you really don't care about iPhone 6 speculation.

      Thanks for reporting the news, though. I just want a superbright retina display, but looks like Apple has better plans for us.
    1. Notangel74's Avatar
      Notangel74 -
      Come one talk about iPhone 6 why don't wait for the 5 you guys dont have anything to discuss
    1. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      Quote Originally Posted by daffysam22 View Post
      So stupid. My god. So stupid.
      I'm starting to agree
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      I'll get the iPhone 5 regardless of how small the updates are. I always have to have the latest and greatest from Apple
    1. SwatPac's Avatar
      SwatPac -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      I'll get the iPhone 5 regardless of how small the updates are. I always have to have the latest and greatest from Apple
      You aren't really a man until you get the latest & greatest apple device.
    1. Lombardo Joe's Avatar
      Lombardo Joe -
      Quote Originally Posted by SwatPac View Post
      You aren't really a man until you get the latest & greatest apple device.
      Agreed. I'm pretty willing to screw my contract to get the newest one, just to have it. It's my huge weakness in money-smarts and overall common sense.


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. spider_romeo's Avatar
      spider_romeo -
      Maybe I'll wait for iPhone 10....
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      That picture is going to look gooooood. And for those that whaine about iphone 5 youll have retina display. Simple as that.