According to an article (translated by Google Translate) in Nikkan, already preparing one of its LCD TV factories, Kameyama Plant No. 1, for the production of low-temperature, poly-silicon LCD screens which will allow a thinner and lighter design for the anticipated sixth-generation iPhone in 2012.
Meanwhile, indications are that the next iPhone to hit the market, the white iPhone 4 is due to make an appearance worldwide today and the next device to follow, the iPhone 5, will commence manufacturing in July with a view to introducing it to the marketplace in September. The iPhone 5 is expected to look very much like the iPhone 4 but will contain Apple’s A5 dual-core processor.
The poly silicon technology (p-Si LCD) contains a thin film transistor (TFT) screen made of polycrystalline silicon which enables display drivers to be mounted directly on the glass substrate.
The rumors of a p-Si LCD would suggest that Apple is not considering organic LED displays, an alternative low-power technology that has been pushed in iPhone-competing devices like the Samsung Galaxy S. Numerous rumors have suggested that Apple has shown interest on OLED, but the iPhone maker has not utilized the technology in any of its devices.