Rumors says that Apple Upcoming iPhone 5 Expected to Adopt In-Cell Touch Panels, sources stated that Apple next generation iPhone 5 will also receive 5 brand new displays (but it not sound that reasonable now).
Conferring to Taiwan’s Internet resource Digitimes reported that the next generation iPhone will have a spanking new technology of the touch screen. According to the newspaper report, the sensory panel for future iPhone will be created by technology ” in-cell touch »and two Japanese manufacturers Sharp, as well as a secondary of Toshiba – are currently working on them.
Apple’s new iPhone 5, which is expected to be released in the third quarter of 2012, is likely to adopt in-cell touch panels rolled out by Sharp and Toshiba Mobile Display (TMD), according to sources in Apple’s supply chain.
An improvement in yield rates of the in-cell touch panels at Sharp and TMD has persuaded Apple to choose to cooperate with Japan-based panel makers, the sources noted.
Features of this technology depend in the fact that multi-touch technology combined directly into the thin-film transistor TFT panels during manufacturing, rather than after the posted on it, as it was until now. Among the benefits of this method to the creation of touchscreens – more rapid and fast response to a touch input and also device will have lighter weight. Sources also reported that the most of the Asian display producers are already fascinated in this method of production.
This most recent buzz follows prior this week that suggested the “iPhone 5” will also include a LiquidMetal backing, as a replacement of glass like its two ancestors.
Apple commissioned by Japanese retailers will release similar touch panels in the second quarter, while the new iPhone will have to make its way to the smartphone market during the third quarter of this year, source showed.
As we reported earlier, the main producer of wireless components Qualcomm encountered a tough delivery of some mobile chips, including a new 28-nanometer chip, focused on LTE-Apple devices of new generation. Therefore, the next release of its flagship iPhone 5 will not until the autumn of this year.
It’s worth mentioning that DigiTimes has a shaky track record related to Apple news. Many Tech guru also saying, it’s not hard to believe that Apple would go with a cheaper, thinner touch panel for future handsets.