The next iPhone is tipped to pack a new kind of touch display, which could make the anticipated smart phone a little bit slimmer and lighter.
Apple is eyeing up 'in-cell' touch panels made by the likes of Sharp and Toshiba Mobile Display, that build touch-tech into thin-film-transistor (TFT) LCD manufacturing, according to Digitimes.
By squeezing touchy-feely technology into the LCD display itself,, Apple could avoid using things like extra sensors or glass, making its next miracle mobile just a tiny bit skinnier.
Weirdly enough, the next iPhone will likely either come out in June or October. That's because traditionally Apple's chosen June to reveal its new blowers -- up until last year, when it unveiled thein October.
Nothing about the next iPhone is confirmed yet, so take all this with a mouthful of salt. However, after the modest upgrade that was the iPhone 4S, I'm sure many gadgeteers out there would love to see Apple trying something a bit more off-the-wall this time around.
Earlier this week, reports suggested that Apple's next phone would be crafted out of something called iPhone 4 came out in 2010?, which is an alloy that's reckoned to be extremely tough, and can be shaped into crazy shapes. Will the next iPhone finally ditch the metal-surround aesthetic that's been in place since the
Whatever it's made of, the question of the year is whether the next iPhone can stand toe-to-toe with Samsung's Galaxy S3, due to be launched in just a few weeks. Which smart phone will have the clout to go the distance? Let me know what you reckon in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.