WSJ confirms in-cell touch technology for the next iPhone

WSJ confirms in-cell touch technology for the next iPhone
The in-cell touchscreen technology that is going to be in the LCD screen of the next iPhone just got confirmed by the Wall Street Journal sources, usually a surefire way that it will indeed happen.

We've heard that info numerous times before, mainly concerning Apple's usual touch panel suppliers Wintek and TPK Holding, which got sidestepped this time for the iPhone 5 orders, as the new technology integrates the touch panel directly into the screen, and they become redundant. The current suppliers for the 6th generation iPhone's screen are apparently Sharp, LG and Japan Display Co., which is a government-sponsored joint venture between Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi.

The touch layer integration not only shaves about half a millimeter off the screen package thickness, but also improves the image, say screen specialists. Samsung has been doing this with its AMOLED displays since the first Galaxy S, allowing it to make very thin devices with giant screens, like the new Galaxy S III. The next iPhone is also rumored to be thinner than the current edition, offsetting the eventual increase in bulk due to the eventual larger screen.

source: WSJ



1. wendygarett unregistered

LOL... feel like apple is cutting the cost of the touch panel... i guess the screen will end up black out when doing the drop test, just like sgs3 :)

2. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

You beat me on the joke about the drop test! +1 for you.

3. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I feel like...sour grapes for you, sir :) PS: and stop comparing Apple to Samsung or LG or any other chun-chan brand. It is like comparing Benz to a Kia...

4. wendygarett unregistered

Excuse me.. did I compare these two... The word just like doesn't meant to compare :)

5. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

yeah.. like benz is an american brand like apple.. Why not compare those companies? They all make smartphones. Not because they're asian companies doesn't mean they can't beat apple. Man.. grow up. You racist..calling asian companies "chun-chan brand".

11. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's kind of rough. I know Apple has fallen behind, but calling them Kia seems a but uncalled for.

13. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

No, it's actually an insult to Kia.

15. Yusei

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Actually Mercedes-Benz now have their parts from china manufacturers. And doush, your beloved Apple products are made by asian company's.

6. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

Enough of it.......we r not interested in iphone... there gona come up with only 1 thing new and then theyll say.........revolutionary, and bla bla bla.........we need new design and UI

17. stealthd unregistered

We are legion. . . If you're not interested, stop clicking the damn articles. Your clicks pay the bills.

20. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Legion of sheep!! LOL who's the leader??

23. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

thats good

18. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Yes u r interested, that's y u keep chiming in. If ur not interested, then ur stupid cuz u jus wanna troll, and thumb down comments. The iPhone will bigger thinner faster lighter, damn I sound like one of their commercials now lmao. Seriously though it'll b a sweet phone.

22. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

LOL......iPhone is perhaps the worst phone in the u know wats the most practical thing about phones....DROP TEST...nd iphone dies in this..........iOS's UI is the worst even Symbian has a better UI....WAT IS iPhone small nd for ur information iPhine's retina display is no more the best..nd how big is the big man...then wat do u call S3's 4.8 inch...they come up with stupid Siri and 200 new features(always) and they r crap always...iPhone is not even 3rd largest nd for ur kind information everyday their sales r droping...since 2007 they have not changed iPhone's front design.....nd then they say "ALL NEW DESIGN "....Even Pureview 808 is better than their so called "ALL NEW CAMERA OPTICS".....Android is first and then is WP8......nd its proven.........JB really kicked ios6.........even n9 has a better UI and a better design wat to talk about others

7. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

oh...may be apple belong to royal family like benz.... bt samsung is ferrari which is race combined royal car...

8. fredmode01

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 17, 2012

@ strikercho: LMAO.. without these "chun-chan brands" as you call them, Apple wouldn't even sell phones or any other crap, you idiot.. where do you think all tech parts are coming from ? * hint : google ASIA for a quick search *

9. Aaron_R96 unregistered

Is this the same screen technology as used in the Xperia S aswell? I swear I remember reading an article on some kind of screen technology on the XS? P.s these 'chun chun' brands supply a lot of the components for the iphone, Samsung, LG > screen, Sony > camera etc etc...

10. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

@strikercho.... chun-chan brand huh?? will i bet 100% your phone is made my these chun-chan brands.... open and see i bet its made in China..

12. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

"Samsung has been doing this since the original Galaxy S." Apple getting all great artistic again, while suing over shapes.

14. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I wonder if they are going sue Samsung now. Since they stole Apple screen design.

16. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Apple now using technology Samsung incorporated in "the original galaxy s". That was 2009/2010 based technology for samsungs androids,as good an example as ever as to how far behind in innovation apple is

19. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 2012

Then y aren't they using it? Anything to slam apple, but it's cool that's what u guys do.

24. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

We don't slam Apple...they do that on their own with each new iProduct they make.

21. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

They are already behind with their ios6, they are also behind with screen technology?! Lol never mind for apple, they will just call their lawyers and file a lawsuit to those companies who may think that their godly apple is losing and threatening it's sales. And their followers a.k.a ísheep, will defend apple up to their last bytes of their data plan, that their idevices are superior products. It's ridiculous and so annoying...

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