Sharp Developing Thinner p-Si LCDs for Sixth-Generation iPhone?

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    According to a report [Google translation] from Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun (via AppleInsider), Sharp has been tabbed as a manufacturer for next-generation poly-silicon (p-Si) display technology for the sixth-generation iPhone due in 2012. The technology, which permits electrical components to be integrated directly into the glass surface, is said to allow for thinner and lighter screens that consume less power than currently-used technologies.
    The article also contains an apology for last week's report claiming that Sharp had been cut out of the supply chain for future iPhones by a deal between Apple and Toshiba to push forward on a new plant for displays, a claim that Sharp had publicly refuted and for which the company had requested an apology and retraction. Consequently, today's report has led to speculation that Sharp may have intentionally leaked information about the new p-Si displays in order to counteract the earlier report about Toshiba.

    Article Link: Sharp Developing Thinner p-Si LCDs for Sixth-Generation iPhone?
     
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    Any news on iPhone 7?
     
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    Thinner screens plus reports of thinner glass and the ever decreasing physical size of nand flash and battery requirements... Maybe the 6th iphone will finally be as thin as the first gen ipod touch.

    that would be sweet.
     
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    lol Well played. While I think this is interesting, it is funny how we seem to be getting more news about iPhone 6 than iPhone 5. (or "4s"??? :D)
     
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    These are exciting times.
     
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    2012 will be the year for Apple

    iPhone 6 will be a major change.

    iPad 3 will have retina.

    Macbook Pro's get a facelift.

    2012 should be an exciting year.
     
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    Aaaand that's how Apple starts drifting away from Samsung.
     
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    Bored of these iPhone rumours now.
     
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    I wonder why Apple won't consider Super AMLOED which I believe only requires two layers for the screen in total and needs no back light?
     
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    Ah bummer! I was hoping for transparent OLED so the iPhone / iPad look like a transparent piece of glass until turned on / woke up. That would be SWEET!
     
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    [Sarcasm] On top of all that, the world's going to explode! Indeed 2012 will be quite the year! [/Sarcasm]
     
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    Will you be able to read iBooks or other material out in direct sunlight? Or is that due to iOS software limitations and not the screen in particular? :mad:
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    Love it. Great news for the true iPhone5. Can't wait to get the iPhone4S in JUNE 2011 and the iPhone5 in JUNE 2012!
     
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    +1

    I honestly love sharp. Their TVs are beautiful and well developed, and I'm a fan of their old PDA-esque devices too :)

    This is a bold move! I hope it's true!
     
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    Sharp always make fantastic mobile screens, years ago when they sold high end phones as exclusives through vodafone their displays were literally years ahead of the competition.
     
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    the newspaper "apologizes" for a mistake... sometimes it's refreshing to this hear this (most papers just offers 'corrections' or 'updates', if that).

    P.
     
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    Good one... but actually I heard it was 2016... :eek:
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    Sounds like an interesting display system.

    Can't wait to read a white paper (oh god what is happening to me)
     
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    I want them to get away from integrating the LCD into the glass. As someone who's front glass cracked but the LCD and digitizer still work perfect, it sucks to have to pay so much just to replace the glass front.

    They better use Gorilla Glass in the next revision.
     
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    should feature a quad-core A6 :D
     
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    I thought they already did use something similar.
     
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    Nice, just in time for my cellphone contract renewal.

    A thin phone that uses less power is always a good thing.
     
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    Maybe time to get a new iPhone for me? My 3G is showing its age.
     
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    Oh yeah.
    But can sharp produce all the required displays?
     
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    So this marks the end of $199 replacements.
     

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