The release of the new iPhone 5 is approaching ever, according to various sources vendors prepare itself for the launch of the iPhone later this year. In April, the expectation that Apple already pronounced this time most likely for a screen with in-cell touch technology would choose this screen is both thinner and better quality, it is also a technology not currently used by Samsung and the other competitors.
At present, Sharp and LG involved in the production of in-cell screens, also, a new Japanese company (Japan Display) work on the new screens. The in-cell touch technology incorporates sensors in the touch-screen, making it no longer necessary to have a touch-panel screen to add the touch of the fingers to detect. The screen is thus first of all, a half-millimeter thinner, but the quality of the screen is also raised. A screen with in-cell technology uses less power, sharper images and the screen has fewer problems with reflections in bright environments.
For Apple, the new technology for the upcoming iPhone 5 is a step forward in quality and design, it is also a lot cheaper given that there is no longer a screen and a touch panel having to buy from suppliers.
It is an important technological advancement for Apple given that Samsung panels themselves can develop, while the company from Cupertino is dependent on manufacturers like Sharp, LG Display and Japan display.
The current OLED screens are mostly made by Samsung, the big advantage of OLED over LCD is that no backlight is needed, so the screens are thinner and more economical.
A thin screen in the new iPhone can mean different things, so it is possible that the iPhone is much thinner than the current model, but Apple may have chosen to use the extra space for other components, such as a larger battery for a quad-core processor.
The production of such screens is in-cell according to a number of experts is much harder in comparison with a conventional LCD display. Still, the iPhone is the ideal product for companies such as Sharp and LG Display Display Japan, as they can show that the LCD screens can keep up with the OLED screens from Samsung. The three firms are also engaged in the development of OLED screens.
The use of in-cell technology in the new iPhone 5 means bad news for the makers of the old type of display. For example, Wintek and TPK Holding, according to various sources, not part orders received for the next iPhone.