“Rumors around the iPhone 6 have focused on the possibility of a significant increase in screen size and the use of Sapphire Glass,” Haydn Shaughnessy reports for Forbes. “I think the real change will be in the technology of the display.”
“The iPhone 6 display will be a significant improvement over any other LCD smartphone. It will use the same Quantum Dot technology as the Kindle Fire HDX 7, but with an Apple twist,” Shaughnessy reports. “It will deliver a much wider color gamut than the Fire. Amazon compromised on color gamut in favor of color reproduction accuracy.”
“There are several reasons for believing that Apple will use Quantum Dot (QD) technology and that the iPhone 6 will be a major coup for Nanosys, a company that holds over 300 patents in QD and counts Samsung as one of its major investors,” Shaughnessy reports. “News of Apple working on QD has been leaking since December last year, though it is assumed to be a longer term project than the iPhone 6… I spoke with Nanosysm CEO, Jason Hartlove last week and asked if their technology was already usable in a smartphone, without further technological improvement. His answer was unequivocal. It has no size limits, despite rumors to the contrary. The company will also supply to an 85 inch TV this year. And he told me the first QD smartphone will launch by mid-year. The rumor mill says the iPhone 6 will launch in June…”
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