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LG says the hard times with in-cell touchscreen production are behind it, Tim Cook nods approvingly

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LG says the hard times with in-cell touchscreen production are behind it, Tim Cook nods approvingly
Apple's next iPhone is widely rumored to sport an in-cell touchscreen technology that fuses the touch layer into the glass, making the screen thinner and improving backlight throughput for increased brightness.

Alleged iPhone 5 front panel with in-cell touchscreen technology

Alleged iPhone 5 front panel with in-cell touchscreen technology

Cupertino was said to have troubles with the production yields of those screens, which are pretty hard to manufacture, that's why it was willing to go as far as sponsor the display makers to make it up for their increased costs of production, and still LG has issues reaching the desired yield, whereas Sharp, the other rumored supplier, was allegedly sent back to the drawing board by Apple.

Now LG display's CEO confirmed in a statement for reporters that all is well in integrated touch layer land, and LG has been mass-producing such screens with vengeance since the beginning of August: "We had some hard times (in developing the new in-cell technology) at first...but it seems those hard times have finally ended. The in-cell technology is the industry's latest development. (But) we will be able to supply the panels without any fail."

That's good to know, and it seems that Japan Display Co. - a government-backed joint venture of Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi - has been the good student here when it comes to implementing the new display technology. Samsung's Super AMOLED screen technology already uses the same approach, allowing for the incredible thinness of devices such as the Galaxy S III biggie.

source: WSJ

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posted on 23 Aug 2012, 03:38 1

1. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)


Wow my note has it....
Nice Article Daniel .

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 04:06 5

2. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Actually your Galaxy S released back in 2010 has it also. But come Sep/Oct Apple will call it revolutionary innovation upon release of their iPhone 5.

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 04:08 4

3. dickwyn (Posts: 593; Member since: 07 May 2012)


they will add something and then call it revolutionary

posted on 23 Aug 2012, 07:39 2

4. raghu67 (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


that's the only thing apple knows...
make a very small change & show it through a million magnifying glasses to make it seem like a REVOLUTIONARY product to the iSheep who blindly fill apple's accounts so that they can go back & sue the creator

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 02:08

5. rajirock (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


by the way its samsung who featured this technology in its galaxy S
many years back.....^_^

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