WSJ: ‘Apple’s Next iPhone Has Thinner Screen, Better Display Quality’

Juro Osawa and Lorraine Luk, reporting from Hong Kong for the WSJ:

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 technology integrates touch sensors into the LCD, making it unnecessary to have a separate touch-screen layer. The absence of the layer, usually about half-a-millimeter thick, not only makes the whole screen thinner, but improves the quality of displayed images, said DisplaySearch analyst Hiroshi Hayase.

Hard to believe the 4/4S display is going to be antiquated so soon.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012