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07-17-2012, 02:45 PM #1
WSJ Touts New Details About 6th-Gen iPhone Touchscreen
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."
07-17-2012, 03:23 PM #2
just get gorilla glass 2 PLEASE!!!!!
07-17-2012, 03:41 PM #3
So it cuts costs. Next, what's good for the consumer because we sure as hell won't see those cost savings.
07-17-2012, 03:48 PM #4
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07-17-2012, 04:30 PM #6
Great news for Apple... NO news for the consumer !!!
As the poster above has rightly stated, we, the consumer, won't see a penny of those cost savings passed onto us that's for sure.
07-17-2012, 04:41 PM #7
id rather they use the extra space for a larger battery than to make the phone look thinner. function over form please.
07-17-2012, 04:49 PM #8
07-17-2012, 05:24 PM #9
There was an article about this on yahoo's main page earlier
07-17-2012, 06:53 PM #10
07-17-2012, 07:33 PM #11
Durability of the LCD will be something to ask about. It will now probably be expensive to replace a cracked LCD for out of warranty devices as opposed to replacing the good old digitizer.
07-17-2012, 07:48 PM #12
Well the thinner screen could mean better batter life with a larger battery? The lack of the digitizer means better resolution and overall clarity? The thinner screen means the next iPhone will cost less?? Umm NO! Since when has Apple thought about consumer cost? They make great products which we all love and no matter the cost we still buy them. Look at the Factory Unlocked iPhone market..iPads that cost more than a PC. MacBookPro's that cost twice or three times as much as a PC..Its always been that ways and i don't see it changing anytime soon. Now give me the next iPhone please :]
07-17-2012, 09:25 PM #13
A little birdy told me that this new touchscreen will also be able to recognize finger prints...imagine not having to slide to unlock, just touch the screen and it knows it is you!
There is definitely more to this new screen than just shaving off 0.5mm.
07-17-2012, 11:04 PM #14
Well personally i dont think they are including the finger print recognition thing
07-18-2012, 08:51 AM #15
Sooooo, whoever supplied the rumoured obsolete product (LCD panels???) should have a non-increase in production. Can't this kind of thing be confirmed by news investigators? Or supplied if that was their basis for conclusion.
07-18-2012, 08:55 AM #16