“According to a rumor from The China Times, Apple is planning to adopt new touch panels with ‘Touch on Display’ technology for the next iteration of the iPhone,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors. “The panels, which have been developed by Apple supplier Innolux, are said to be in testing at the moment.”

The “Touch on Display “panels “are said to be thin and tough, with a thickness of 0.5mm and improved optical performance and sensitivity,” Clover reports. “The new display would presumably be used in Apple’s iPhone 5S, which could be entering production as early as the first quarter of 2013.”

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