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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35 Comments

1. DevilsAdvocate

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

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

11. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Hahaha! Post of the day.

13. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 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

26. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 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

27. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Hahaha. They've delve into silence.

28. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

Your icon looks familiar, what's that from?

31. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

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

32. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 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!

19. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

22. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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23. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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24. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

How long did that take you to write?

25. TyrionLannister unregistered

He just copied and pasted from gsmarena.

33. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

From Wikipedia actually.

2. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Does iphone even have Glove mode?

14. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

3. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

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

4. sceamgid

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

drugs

5. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

? Waht

6. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

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

7. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

This is just a clickbait

8. Alan01

Posts: 601; Member since: Mar 21, 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.

12. AlikMalix unregistered

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...

35. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 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...

9. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 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.

10. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

They sure love to write anything for fruity.

16. willard12 unregistered

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

18. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

34. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

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

20. voxmarc

Posts: 336; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Just a Click bait.

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