Next iPhone could get new touch panel tech
Apple's next iPhone may tap into new touch panel technology, allowing for a lighter device, according to an Asia-based report.
An improvement in production "yield rates" of "in-cell touch panels" has induced Apple to begin working with two Japanese companies, DigiTimes said, citing sources. Those panels are being made by Japan-based Sharp and a division of Toshiba.
In-cell multitouch technology integrates touch into the thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD manufacturing process, obviating the need for additional sensors and glass. This reduces the weight of the device, among other benefits. Upcoming display conferences in Taiwan will highlight this technology. And in-cell touch panels have also been a hot topic for companies like AUO, which have been discussing this technology for a few years now.
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