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Apple Using In-cell Display To Make iPhone 5 Screen Thinner

Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple’s next flagship phone will have a thinner screen. According to the newspaper, the phone at present is being manufactured by Asian component makers. Apple has used a new technology called in-cell which makes the smartphone’s screen thinner. The US technology giant is striving to improve technological features (like thinner screen) to beat its competitors such as Samsung. For making this thinner screen, the company has worked together with Sharp, Japan Display Inc and LG.


iPhone 5 mock up

By using in-cell technology, Japanese well known LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) makers Sharp and Japan Display (a new company that combined three Japanese electronics makers’ display units) along with South Korean LG’s display making units are presently mass producing panels for Apple’s next iPhone.

DisplaySearch analyst Hiroshi Hayase said that in-cell display technology can integrate touch sensors into the LCD. That makes the display half a millimetre thinner. It not only makes the whole screen thinner but also the quality of displayed images would improve.

This thinner screen in the next iPhone in turn makes the whole device slimmer or give extra space available for other materials such as batteries.

Source: WSJ

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