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This will cut about half a millimeter of screen thickness from the iPhone's current 9.3-millimeter thick display

It seems "the thinner, the better" is the latest trend for smartphones and tablets, and now, Apple is applying this rule to its next-generation iPhone by giving it a thinner screen.
According to sources close to the matter, Apple's screen for its next iPhone will use in-cell technology developed by Sharp Corp., LG Display Co., and Japan Display Inc. In-cell technology means that touch sensors are placed within the LCD, eliminating the extra touchscreen layer that usually accompanies the LCD. This will cut about half a millimeter of screen thickness from the iPhone's current 9.3-millimeter thick total frame.
There's a good and a bad side to this type of technology. The good news is that Apple can cuts costs by eliminating that extra layer, which would have needed to come from another supplier. Also, a thinner screen means more room elsewhere on the device, like for a larger battery. 
The bad news, however, is that these types of screens are difficult for suppliers to make. They're also very time consuming, meaning mass-producing them by certain deadlines could potentially be an issue. 
Other little news bits have been trickling out regarding new iPhone features, such as the larger 4-inch screen and the centered placement of the FaceTime camera. 
Apple's next-generation iPhone will be released sometime this fall.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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RE: Competition
By Belard on 7/17/2012 4:28:56 PM , Rating: -1
I'm not an apple lover. What he said is how the industry it looking at things.

There really isn't much need for a Windows computer, other than to run MS-Office. And the latest 2013 has been uglyfied into Metro.

On my next upgrade to an i5 system (with Windows7), it will likely have my last gaming card (about $200). I will go PS4. All the AAA games are for consoles, some are ported to PC with little or no enhancements. The PlayStation supports USB mouse and keyboards... so why bother with PC gaming?

There are only 2-3 programs that are specific to Windows that I use (not including games). So I'll migrate to Linux in about 2~4 years.

If Adobe would make CS for Linux, it would really be helpful.

RE: Competition
By SlyNine on 7/18/2012 4:29:10 AM , Rating: 3
What need has there ever been? People choose PC's anyways. Their is certianly more a need for a PC then a tablet.

RE: Competition
By Jeffk464 on 7/19/2012 8:41:41 AM , Rating: 3
yup, a serious keyboard will be necessary for productivity until dictation and voice command are very accurate. Even then I'm not sure you want an office where every cubical worker is talking to their computer.

RE: Competition
By retrospooty on 7/18/2012 8:17:01 AM , Rating: 2
"There really isn't much need for a Windows computer"

Except the business systems that the worlds run off of. Its only trillions of dollars, no biggie.

RE: Competition
By Meinolf on 7/18/2012 10:18:54 AM , Rating: 2
So Diablo 3 one of the fastest selling PC game like 3.5+ million copies sold. That is a lot of cash. PC gaming is NOT dead.

RE: Competition
By Jeffk464 on 7/19/2012 8:42:20 AM , Rating: 2
If it sold that well they will make a consul version.

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