Following recent reports stating that Apple’s next-gen iPhone is already in production, a report from The New York Times claims to provide additional details about the device, claiming that it will use a new ultra-thin “in cell” display technology.
From The New York Times:
Apple Inc.’s next iPhone, currently being manufactured by Asian component makers, will use a new technology that makes the smartphone’s screen thinner, people familiar with the matter said, as the U.S. technology giant strives to improve technological features amid intensifying competition from Samsung Electronics Co. and other rivals.
Not only would the technology enable Apple to make the next iPhone even thinner (as rumored) – according to the report, it would also offer better display quality, and make iPhone displays a little bit cheaper to product. That’s a win-win-win!
The report lines up with a previous report back in April regarding Apple’s use of “in-cell” display technology. The next-gen iPhone is expected to feature a two-tone metal rear casing, and a thinner design compared to the iPhone 4S. It’s also expected to feature a smaller dock connector, taller 4-inch screen, LTE compatibility, and other internal enhancements, and will likely be released in October.