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  • Toshiba To Provide New iPhone With 4" Retina Display?



    Earlier this year Toshiba and Apple struck a deal to build a $1.19 billion production facility to manufacture LCDs for Apple's iPhones. The facility was supposed to begin manufacturing LCD's in the second half of 2011.

    Fast forward to today. Toshiba confirmed in a press release a number of technologies it would be show casing at the Society for Information Display Conference running May 17 to 19. One of those technologies? A 4-inch 720p retina display.

    Displays for Mobile Phones and Portable Electronics
    The mobile section of the booth will feature high-resolution LTPS displays, up to 367ppi (pixels per inch) resolution density, in sizes ranging from 3.3-inch to 4.0-inch with resolution formats ranging from Wide VGA (480 x 864) to HD (720 x 1280). In addition, these displays will demonstrate advanced technologies such as high-contrast (up to 1,500:1), high-color (up to 92% NTSC), and wide viewing angle (up to H/V 176/176). The displays are just a few representative examples of TMD's broad line of thin and light displays for mobile smartphones and other portable electronic devices.
    The startup date for the plant, coupled with the ability to produce a 720p retina display in form factors ranging from 3.3" to 4" makes for a mighty coincidence. Especially with the number of rumors pointing at an edge to edge 4" display (pictured in a mockup above) being used in the next iPhone. Like mentioned yesterday, look to the supply chain if you want to know what a product may look like before its release.

    That being said, until Apple decides to unveil the next addition to the iPhone family we're all just drawing conclusions from crap we think we know. I wish someone would just leak photos of the final device already.

    Source: Toshiba
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Toshiba To Provide New iPhone With 4" Retina Display? started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 47 Comments
    1. Emicron's Avatar
      Emicron -
      This makes sense remember hearing about this facility, it is located in Japan?
    1. Jacobh4's Avatar
      Jacobh4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by g4geniuses View Post
      @Phillip Swanson

      Perhaps you should replace the "with" and "4". Assuming you meant


      Toshiba To Provide New iPhone 4 With" Retina Display? instead of

      Toshiba To Provide New iPhone With 4" Retina Display?

      (Hit The Thanks Button)
      Wait, what? He means Toshiba To Provide New iPhone With 4" Display! Not Toshiba To Provide New iPhone 4 With" Display! The " means inch!
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Whatever the next iPhone is going to be is probably ready for production IMHO and the iPhone 4 was the only radical design after 2 years of 3G/S design. A5 chip isn't going to be that noticeable with 500 songs and several movies etc on ur iPhone 4S/5 (real world conditions) lol
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by twitchthecat View Post
      I concur. Move the home button from the bottom to the side or make it software, if that can be done.
      Lol no not on the side, make it a small square touch button, get rid of the circle, leave the white square, maybe make it 1-2 mm smaller and make it a multicolored touch LED button.

      I'd love for it to go different colours when a notification comes, that's the only think I'm jealous of my sis's BB Bold 9700. It's so beautiful -_-
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Drooooooool
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      That sounds like one amazing display! I'm loving this "Display War" that's going on between manufacturers. Only good can come of this

      Quote Originally Posted by g4geniuses View Post
      @Phillip Swanson

      Perhaps you should replace the "with" and "4". Assuming you meant


      Toshiba To Provide New iPhone 4 With" Retina Display? instead of

      Toshiba To Provide New iPhone With 4" Retina Display?

      (Hit The Thanks Button)
      I almost hit your thanks button for making me laugh! Your comment was all kinds of fail.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      Quote Originally Posted by g4geniuses View Post
      @Phillip Swanson

      Perhaps you should replace the "with" and "4". Assuming you meant


      Toshiba To Provide New iPhone 4 With" Retina Display? instead of

      Toshiba To Provide New iPhone With 4" Retina Display?

      (Hit The Thanks Button)


      Haha well if the iPhone 4 was the "new" iPhone coming out then this would be an incorrect title. Stick to your day job, i guessing it isn't journalism, or reading for that matter.
    1. Kewlk1d's Avatar
      Kewlk1d -
      Quote Originally Posted by iRepairIndy View Post
      yea the current screen is 2x3 isn't it?

      Gonna be a big iPhone if the screen is 2 inches wider or longer. lol
      It means 4 inches across the screen diagonally
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      I know they aren't any different in size in that rendering, but the one of the left looks immediately fat to me. It's not a bad rendering but at first glance the mockup just looks like a porker. I'd even take the hit on cases if they'd make the screen bigger, the current one looks gorgeous but feels more and more cramped every day.
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      I would love this 4' screen!


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Man of Sand View Post
      I would love this 4' screen!


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
      As would I along with many other people......which is probably why it WON'T happen.

      Quote me on this. I say 3.7" screen tops. Small enough to leave everyone wanting more, but big enough to shut everyone up for another year.
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      As would I along with many other people......which is probably why it WON'T happen.

      Quote me on this. I say 3.7" screen tops. Small enough to leave everyone wanting more, but big enough to shut everyone up for another year.

      "Stop negatron" said optomist prime
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Man of Sand View Post
      "Stop negatron" said optomist prime
      Given Apple's history, I've learned to not get my expectations to high. That way I'm not disappointed when they disappoint.

      How long were people "optimistic" about the white iPhone 4 release before it actually dropped?
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      Given Apple's history, I've learned to not get my expectations to high. That way I'm not disappointed when they disappoint.

      How long were people "optimistic" about the white iPhone 4 release before it actually dropped?

      A very long time, and in the end they were right! 
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Man of Sand View Post
      A very long time, and in the end they were right! 
      Yeah...after the majority had already purchased black ones because they got tired of waiting.
    1. The Man of Sand's Avatar
      The Man of Sand -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      Yeah...after the majority had already purchased black ones because they got tired of waiting.

      Well then they aren't optimistic if they gave in do easily ;
    1. TheGrandFinale2001's Avatar
      TheGrandFinale2001 -
      I have to say, I'm a little bit excited about this. I hope this will come to past. Cause if the iPhone doesn't get a bigger screen I'm just gonna devastated, a lil bit lol.
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Swanson View Post

      We're all just drawing conclusions from crap we think we know.

      Source: Toshiba
      Awesome article. This about sums it up as well as the other speculation.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Man of Sand View Post
      Well then they aren't optimistic if they gave in do easily ;
      Sure they were. But apparently optimism has a short shelf life with Apple consumers. They have to have everything now......or they just settle with the next best thing.

      Not even Optimist Prime can change that. ;;
    1. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
      GellBrake'rrrr -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      As would I along with many other people......which is probably why it WON'T happen.

      Quote me on this. I say 3.7" screen tops. Small enough to leave everyone wanting more, but big enough to shut everyone up for another year.
      I'm pretty much gonna agree with you that the screen may be "a little" bigger, but not 4". And to tell ya what...... I'd be cool with that. When I see people at work with the android X, I can't help but to think "DAMN! that thing must be easy to break". Especially for a male who keeps the phone in their front pocket.

      I do want the screen a little bigger, but not too big!!!