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  • Sony and Hitachi Teaming Up to Produce 4-Inch LCD for Future iDevice



    A Macotakara report today claims Hitachi and Sony have teamed up to supply Apple with 4-Inch LCD displays for a future unspecified iDevice

    The unspecified iDevice will hit the market in 2012 and utilize a 4" display according to Macotakara’s sources, leading us to believe the unspecified device is the iPhone 5. The report makes the unprecedented claim that the two companies will merge their business with Toshiba Mobile Display Co., to form “Japan Display” in the spring of 2012.

    The report marks a third separate confirmation that Apple is working with LCD manufacturers to produce a new LCD technology in the vein of Sharp’s IGZO (indium, gallium, zinc) most likely used in the next iPad.

    It appears the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 component rumors will only get worse from here. Best guess right now, the iPhone 5 will come out next year with a 4 inch display and tear-drop design and the iPad 3 will sport a IGZO retina display and the A6 processor will power both.

    But, expect rumors of NFC capability, 4G connectivity, built-in projectors, and compatibility with a nonexistent Apple TV to plaster headlines in the coming months.

    Source: Apple Insider, Macotakara
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sony and Hitachi Teaming Up to Produce 4-Inch LCD for Future iDevice started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Swanson View Post
      You're right we have a "5th" iPhone, but is it the iPhone 5? Apple's naming pattern is already well established with the 3G, 3GS, 4, and 4S. I don't foresee a major departure from this anytime soon. Can you imagine the marketing fluster cluck that would ensure if Apple released an iPhone 6 as the next iPhone?

      Bottom line, Apple will name the next iPhone the iPhone 5 and it will be the 6th iPhone released.
      But the reason the 3G is called the 3G has nothing to do with the number 3 aside from the fact that it was the first phone iPhone with a 3G radio. They could name it the iPhone tiddlywinks if they wanted to. The name would be slightly less pointless than calling it the 5, but it would still sell like hotcakes. Who would say "I expected an iPhone 5 and got an iPhone 6 instead. I can't buy this"?

      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      With WindowsPhone 8 coming out, I think Apple will have togo one better and call the next iPhone the iPhone 9.
      LOL I can actually see that happening. Same will happen with OSX once we get close to Windows 10
    1. Moeflex456's Avatar
      Moeflex456 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      Generations, for Apple, are basically yearly releases. Look at their iPod line. They are entered as gen 1, 2, 3 etc. in their systems regardless of whether there was a hardware refresh. It's pretty clear that the 4 is called the 4 because it is the fourth generation. What other reason would there be to officially call it the iPhone 4? Stranger things have happened, but it simply wouldn't make sense naming next year's model the iPhone 5 based on how the 4 got its name.



      Official names (termed by Apple) are as follows:

      iPhone - 1st Generation
      iPhone 3G - 2nd Generation
      iPhone 3GS - 3rd Generation
      iPhone 4 - 4th Generation
      iPhone 4S - 5th Generation
      +1
    1. sh33436's Avatar
      sh33436 -
      lets just see how it goes.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by sh33436 View Post
      lets just see how it goes.
      No! lets argue pointlessly until it comes out.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      No! lets argue pointlessly until it comes out.
      Well that certainly is more fun...

      MAYBE it will be iPhone 4G LTE!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      Well that certainly is more fun...

      MAYBE it will be iPhone 4G LTE!
      Don't be silly - it wil be the iPhone 12z SWA
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      Let the rumors begin
    1. badass1469's Avatar
      badass1469 -
      why the hell does every one think its going to be named "iPhone 5"... if there is another iphone to come out it will be the sixth iphone so it will most likely be named iPhone 6. Just use your brain a little. iphone, iphone 3G (the second iphone), iphone 3GS(the third iphone) and then iphone 4(obviously the fourth iphone). Its obvious that the iphone 4s is the iphone 5, the iphone 3g was named as such cuz of its 3g capabilities, the 3gs had that little S added, which stands for speed...
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      I think they will call it the iPhone2 as they haven't used that yet.