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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. Faux Affliction's Avatar
      Faux Affliction -
      I hope this is true!!
    1. PatrickGSR94's Avatar
      PatrickGSR94 -
      1280x720 in a 4" display would be so sick
    1. iFiend's Avatar
      iFiend -
      Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
      1280x720 in a 4" display would be so sick
      It would indeed be sick.

      I can't imagine it being implemented soon, though. Apple just switched it up on developers with the iPhone 4 display. While I understand that the devs aren't first on their minds, I don't expect to see this until 2012.
    1. AkkeDaBest's Avatar
      AkkeDaBest -
      Omg do want!
    1. g4geniuses's Avatar
      g4geniuses -
      @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)
    1. weeman247's Avatar
      weeman247 -
      I actually would love the iphone 5's whole face to be the screen. So all the black you see is part of the screen. When watching a movie etc the home button would vanish, so the whole screen was watchable.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      I can only hope
    1. Maxner's Avatar
      Maxner -
      I hope that if the Screen becomes bigger, the icons stay the same size and have just more space between each other like on the ipad Updating Themes for a higher resuolution is horrible!
    1. kraziebone's Avatar
      kraziebone -
      I would love a bigger screen. But the LTE shown in the mock up iPhone 5 is a bit of a stretch
    1. iRepairIndy's Avatar
      iRepairIndy -
      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)
      yea the current screen is 2x3 isn't it?

      Gonna be a big iPhone if the screen is 2 inches wider or longer. lol
    1. kraziebone's Avatar
      kraziebone -
      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 believe the first sentence is the correct sentence. It's not a new iPhone 4 with a inch retina display.
    1. g4geniuses's Avatar
      g4geniuses -
      Aha, a 4 inch. Thanks for the correction.
    1. Timstanley's Avatar
      Timstanley -
      I'm buying next iPhone anyways but this would be amazing
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      I hope that no one leaks any pictures of the smartphone, I like being surprised the day it comes out, it builds the anticipation!
    1. weeman247's Avatar
      weeman247 -
      Maxner use Bigify you can shrink icons, make them more transparent and even spin them around.
    1. twitchthecat's Avatar
      twitchthecat -
      Quote Originally Posted by weeman247 View Post
      I actually would love the iphone 5's whole face to be the screen. So all the black you see is part of the screen. When watching a movie etc the home button would vanish, so the whole screen was watchable.
      I concur. Move the home button from the bottom to the side or make it software, if that can be done.
    1. CX3NT3_713's Avatar
      CX3NT3_713 -
      Apple' get ready for a broken screen replacment program!!! Lol
    1. Ikemann888's Avatar
      Ikemann888 -
      If this is true, most people will skip iPhone 4S and wait for iPhone 5.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      themers beware, this would be a new screen resolution, meaning 3 different sized images if you want the theme to work on all iDevices
    1. gunzla's Avatar
      gunzla -
      Dont know why people think this is any good! I'm an avid iPhone supporter, had them all. But if this is the future they'll lose me..
      Samsung have released a phone already with a 4inch 1080i or p, not exact on spec. & a dual core chip with the Galaxy S 2.
      What will they have by the time apple gets around to releasing the inferior iPhone 5. This doesnt make sense. Why would they let Samsung take back the market.
      Come on Apple... Get in the Game...