Did Japan Display just confirm a waterproof Apple iPhone 7?

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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    1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
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  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1960 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x

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