The Wall Street Journal is throwing its credible journalistic weight behind a previous report that was once chalked up to the rumor mill. Now it appears that reality has trumped the rumor. According to the WSJ report in question, the 6th Generation Apple iPhone will, indeed, deliver a thinner touchscreen.
The WSJ says the next iPhone has already begun production in Asia and utilizes a new technology that makes the smartphone's screen even thinner than before.
Japanese liquid-crystal-display makers Sharp Corp. and Japan Display Inc.—a new company that combined three Japanese electronics makers' display units—as well as South Korea's LG Display Co. are currently mass producing panels for the next iPhone using so-called in-cell technology, the people said.
The end result of this touchscreen's deployment, knowledgeable tech sources say, is not only a thinner screen, but a screen that delivers improved image clarity. So while consumers have two reasons to rejoice, Apple has the biggest. As it turns out, the new technology simplifies supply chain demands and helps to cut costs because Apple "would no longer need to buy touch panels and LCD panels from separate suppliers."