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Did Japan Display just confirm a waterproof Apple iPhone 7?

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Did Japan Display just confirm a waterproof Apple iPhone 7?
Japan Display is one of the display manufacturers that supplies the major smartphone producers like Apple. The company has just introduced its next-generation Pixel Eyes LCD screen. The next version of Pixel Eyes will feature a thinner bezel measuring .5mm, down from the .8mm bezel found on the first-gen screen.

In addition, the display on the new version can now recognize stylus inputs as thin as 1mm in size. The previous generation Pixel Eyes could recognize inputs no thinner than 2mm. With the improved senitivity, the artist can draw with more detail on the display. Another feature new to Pixel Eyes allows the screen to work even when the user has wet hands and fingers.

While there has been talk about an AMOLED screen for the iPhone, it is not going to happen this year. And that means that Japan Display could end up shipping the second-generation Pixel Eyes screen to Apple for the Apple Phone 7.

And interestingly, this news just might confirm that the iPhone 7 will be waterproof. It is one thing to produce a handset that can survive spills, rain and even getting submerged in water. But waterproofing a phone isn't 100% useful unless the screen can still track the inputs made by a wet finger.


source: JapanDisplay via MacRumors

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posted on 13 Feb 2016, 15:00 13

1. DevilsAdvocate (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


may be next iphone . . . so apple can milk their customers more.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 16:41

11. techperson211 (Posts: 1168; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Hahaha! Post of the day.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 16:45 1

13. techperson211 (Posts: 1168; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


And Timmy will say, it' an amazing feature that they come up with. This will be fun. Expecting a lot of reply from the hypocrite fruity fanbase

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 23:44

26. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


Me thinks your expectations are a little to low, the gecko man has even bothered to use this thread to whine about the appropriate retribution he's getting xD

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 00:08

27. techperson211 (Posts: 1168; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Hahaha. They've delve into silence.

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 00:11

28. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


Your icon looks familiar, what's that from?

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 01:39

31. techperson211 (Posts: 1168; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


If you're into anime. This is one of the pioneer. Samurai X. Watch the OVA though.

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 01:41

32. Inotamira (Posts: 173; Member since: 06 Feb 2016)


Sounds familiar, I think I watched a few episodes before. Would have to hunt it down to watch it though and I'm kind of a lazy SOB, but that's for the information!

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 19:41

19. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Amoled is exclusive to Samsung. Can't wait for Apple to get mitigated.

Why do iFans, iUsers care about specs? To them they love flocking the iLogo, which some idiots made them a hype.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 21:27 3

22. Settings (Posts: 1467; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Samsung exclusive? Commercial devices using AMOLED

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Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra (HD Super AMOLED)
BlackBerry Q10
BlackBerry Z30
BlackBerry Priv (WQHD Plastic AMOLED)
Cherry Mobile Cosmos X (HD Super AMOLED)
Micromax a90s
Micromax a90
Micromax a315
Micromax Canvas Hue
BenQ-Siemens S88
Dell Venue 8 7000
Gionee GN858 (Super AMOLED PLUS)
Gionee GN868 (Super AMOLED plus)
GIONEE GN878 (HD Super AMOLED)
Gionee Elife E5 (HD Super AMOLED)
GIONEE ELIFE S5.1 (HD Super AMOLED)
GIONEE ELIFE S5.5 (Full HD Super AMOLED)
HTC Desire (early models)
HTC Droid Incredible
HTC Legend
HTC One S (Super AMOLED Advanced)
HTC J (Super AMOLED Advanced)
Lenovo S90 Sisley (HD Super AMOLED)
LG Franklin Phone
LG E-730
LG G Flex (HD Plastic-OLED)
LG G Flex 2 (Full HD Plastic-OLED)
Micromax Superfone Pixel A90
Motorola Moto X (HD Super AMOLED)
Motorola Droid Ultra (HD Super AMOLED)
Motorola Droid Maxx (HD Super AMOLED)
Motorola Droid RAZR HD and RAZR Maxx HD
Motorola Droid RAZR (Super AMOLED Advanced)
Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx (Super AMOLED Advanced)
Motorola Droid Turbo (Quad HD Super AMOLED)
Moto X (2nd Generation) (1080p Super AMOLED)
Motorola Moto X Pro (QHD Super AMOLED)
Google Nexus One (Early models)
Google Nexus S (Super AMOLED)
Google Galaxy Nexus (HD Super AMOLED)
Google Nexus 6 (Quad HD Super AMOLED)
Google Nexus 6P (WQHD Super AMOLED)
MP-809T (Full HD Super Amoled)
Nokia 700 (CBD)
Nokia 808 Pureview (CBD)
Nokia C7-00
Nokia C6-01 (CBD)
Nokia E7-00 (CBD)
Nokia Lumia 800 (CBD)
Nokia Lumia 810 (CBD)
Nokia Lumia 820 (CBD)
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Nokia Lumia 900 (CBD)
Nokia Lumia 925 (CBD)
Nokia Lumia 928 (CBD)
Nokia Lumia 930
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Nokia N8
Nokia N85
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Nokia N9 (CBD)
Nokia X7
OnePlus X
Pantech Burst
QMobile Noir Z3
Samsung ATIV S (HD Super AMOLED)
Samsung ATIV SE (Full HD Super AMOLED®)
Samsung AMOLED Beam SPH-W9600
Samsung i7500 Galaxy
Samsung Haptic Beam SPH-W7900
Samsung SPH-m900 Moment
Samsung i8910
Samsung Jet
Samsung Omnia 2
Samsung Impression
Samsung Rogue
Samsung Transform
Samsung Galaxy Note (HD Super AMOLED)
Samsung Galaxy Note II (HD Super AMOLED)
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Full HD Super AMOLED)
Samsung Galaxy Round (Full HD Flexible Super AMOLED)
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (HD Super AMOLED)
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Quad HD Super AMOLED)
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge (Flexible Super AMOLED)
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (Quad HD Super AMOLED)
Samsung Galaxy S (Super AMOLED)
Samsung Galaxy S Advance (Super AMOLED)
Samsung Galaxy Express (Super AMOLED Plus)
Samsung Galaxy S II (Super AMOLED Plus)
Samsung Galaxy S II Plus (Super AMOLED Plus)
Samsung Galaxy S III (HD Super AMOLED)

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 21:27 3

23. Settings (Posts: 1467; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Samsung Galaxy S III neo (HD Super AMOLED)
Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (Super AMOLED)
Samsung Galaxy S4 (Full HD Super AMOLED)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (qHD Super AMOLED)
Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom (qHD Super AMOLED)
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Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G (Super AMOLED)
Samsung Galaxy S5 (Full HD Super AMOLED)
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Samsung Omnia M (Super AMOLED)
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Samsung Z (HD Super AMOLED)
YotaPhone 2 (Full HD Super AMOLED)
ZTE Blade (Initial Models)

Tablets

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (HD Super AMOLED Plus)
Toshiba Excite 7.7 (HD Super AMOLED Plus)
TOSHIBA REGZA AT570 7.7 (HD Super AMOLED Plus)
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BungBungame KALOS 2 10.5

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Sony Walkman NW-A855,A856,A857
Cowon Z2
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Zune HD

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Samsung WB650

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 21:45 1

24. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


How long did that take you to write?

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 23:03 1

25. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


He just copied and pasted from gsmarena.

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 02:53 3

33. Settings (Posts: 1467; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


From Wikipedia actually.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 15:13 1

2. LionStone (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Does iphone even have Glove mode?

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 16:54 1

14. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2030; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Nope, I just checked, It's very hard to touch things though my thin shirt on my 6s plus, pressing harder helps but it doesn't work everytime.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 15:18

3. BradyCrack (Posts: 494; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


So, Apple pencil support? Anyway, what about power efficiency?

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 15:18 3

4. sceamgid (Posts: 23; Member since: 12 Nov 2015)


drugs

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 15:21

5. BradyCrack (Posts: 494; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


? Waht

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 15:34 12

6. WeezyF (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2015)


How does this point towards the next iphone being waterproof though? Som1 plz explain.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 15:41 10

7. Lauticol (Posts: 328; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


This is just a clickbait

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 16:25 4

8. Alan01 (Posts: 353; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Let's start from the beginning. Japan Display supplies Apple. It's next-gen screen supports wet fingers. Apple's next iPhone is rumored to be waterproof., It all makes sense.

As far as click bait is concerned, that's not us. Perhaps you have us confused with another blog you read.

Regards,
Alan F.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 16:44

12. AlikMalix (Posts: 5057; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Alan, can you guys look into my account being blocked several times a day for 5-6 hours at a time. Something is wrong. Randomly I'll have ability to post and for most parts of they day - blocked with no explanation. Please fix it - I don't want to start a new account.

The worst is, you don't know if you're blocked at any time, so you start typing, ready to post, and then... it tells you you're blocked. Really,really annoying. If you guys think I'm too much of an apple fan - just blocke me entirely, but this on and off every few hours is really tiresome. I can't defend my points of view, I can't reply, or even just post my opinion anytime I want to. Like I said ban me once and for all or fix this issue. Thank you. Either way great site...

posted on 15 Feb 2016, 09:37 1

35. buccob (Posts: 2512; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Supporting wet fingers is nothing new

Wet Finger Tracking screens have been in the market for years, since the Sony Ericsson Xperia Active, and others like Catterpillar or Casio have also made used of it...

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 16:27 8

9. Xperia14 (Posts: 332; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)


Because of the wet finger track. That means it could be used for the Z6 as well (JDI is partially owned by Sony) but PA wants to write as many articles about the iPhone I guess.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 16:40 5

10. techperson211 (Posts: 1168; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


They sure love to write anything for fruity.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 17:33 1

16. willard12 (Posts: 1528; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


My sources tell me, based on who supplies Apple, that the next iPhone will have a sapphire display.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apples-sapphire-source-declares-bankruptcy_id61418

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 18:57

18. Ninetysix (Posts: 2339; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


¯\_(ツ)_/¯

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 03:01

34. ibend (Posts: 3528; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


yeah right.. they'll have mini airbag, and 5meter wireless charging

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 19:59 1

20. voxmarc (Posts: 331; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


Just a Click bait.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 16:55

15. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2030; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


hey..

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 18:06 1

17. skymitch89 (Posts: 1291; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Just because a display can recognize input when wet or from wet hands, doesn't mean that the main device that uses that display will be water resistant.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 21:05 1

21. AlikMalix (Posts: 5057; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Why does everyone always take everything out of context. I myself rarely take any, ANY rumors seriously, but every iphone model for the past 5 years had some sort of improvement to water risistance built in, with the iPhone 6s practically is waterproof (unofficially) as many YouTube videos prove. The fact that this allows the screen to work when wet (unlike the earlier models from Samsung which doesn't work under water, and in many cases failed to deliver the promised "waterproofing") AND the major rumors from different sources that suggest iPhone 7 maybe officially waterproof - this tid-bit just underlines or "adds to" the notion that iPhone 7maybe waterproof "officially", and... suggest that screen touch input will work under water (personally I doubt it).

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 00:46

29. mixedfish (Posts: 1152; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


Youtube videos prove jack all, submerging a phone in a tub less than 30cm would at best achieve an ip rating of 4-5, that is water pressure of no more than splashes/spills from fresh water. Every phone that have been advertised as 'water proof' has an ip rating of at least 7 meaning it has been tested at 1m depths.

They are not the same thing, and you can bet all those iPhones have ingress of water one way or another but those Youtube videos will never disclose that all in in the interest of generating more clicks.

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 01:08

30. AlikMalix (Posts: 5057; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Looks like a water proof phone to me! I dont expect to go diving with my phone like that,but it's accident proof for sure... I've seen samsung with their ip rating still get water damage doing exactly what they showed on commercials - fish tank, pool... and my friends had to pay to get repaired - apparently samsung does not guarantee (read: stand by) their waterproofness...

for the record my 5s has fallen into sink with water running - and then worked without a problem for next two years..

my 6s has been left outside in the rain overnight last month, and absolutely no problems there...

not claiming these are waterproof phones, but that's pretty damn good...

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