iPhone 5 to get in-cell touch panels from Japanese firms

We may be still far-off from the official release of the new iPhone 5 but rumors over the device continue to sway. Following the report that iPhone 5 will utilize solid Liquidmetal substance for its rear panel, new rumors say that the gadget will feature in-cell touch panels. Well, DigiTimes and Focus Taiwan have broken up the new rumor over the iPhone 5’s likelihood to feature in-cell display technology.

iPhone 5 to get in-cell touch panels
iPhone 5 to get in-cell touch panels

The gist of the reports is that instead of its Taiwan accessory partners like TPK holdings and Wintek, Apple has made deals with some Japanese firms for advanced displays. Yes, Sony, Sharp and Toshiba Mobile Display will likely deliver in-cell touch panels for Apple. When the Taiwan makers build glass on glass touch displays, the Japanese firms have the advanced in-cell displays, which are slimmer than the former.

In-cell touch panels place sensors inside the color filters, while on-cell displays have them on top of color filters. The difference is big that devices with in-cell panels will be thinner and their displays will be far smarter. The new iPhone 5 is largely expected to come out at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 in June. But there are few people who think Apple will only unveil the device late this year like the current iPhone 4S that found light in October 2011.

Some other iPhone 5 rumors tell that it will have 4G LTE and a quad core processor. As well, the Apple smartphone for the first time will feature a large edge-to-edge display. And the rear panel will be made of Liquidmetal instead of glass.

Via: AppleInsider

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