“More information coming from supply chains in Asia is showing that Apple will most likely switch to ultra-thin G/G touch technology for its iPhone released in 2016 and remain using in-cell for the unit released in 2015,” Siu Han and Alex Wolfgram report for DigiTimes.
“Makers have already begun sending samples of fully laminated G/G technology to Apple and Corning along with Asahi Glass have also reportedly sent glass samples,” Han and Wolfgram report. “G/G touch panels may also help Apple develop bezel-free smartphones as in-cell touch panels reportedly are struggling with touch sensitivity on the edges.”
Han and Wolfgram report, “Additionally, in-cell touch panels also make it difficult for vendors to pursue higher resolutions including Ultra HD (4K) due to current bottlenecks, the observers said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Same size phone, larger display area. With Apple’s incidental touch detection technology working so well as to be invisible to the end user, what’s not to like?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Dan K.” and “Sarah” for the heads up.]