The rumors keep coming for the next iPhone model. This is impressive, considering that Apple has released no official information, or plans, or prototypes, or even names for the new phone. But amidst all the vaportech several assumptions have made their way through.
For example, reports have surfaced that Apple is working on new technology that will make the phone screen even thinner. Well, Apple in general and Asian manufacturers in particular, as apparently this new technology is still being tested out in a manufacturing capacity. If this was just a whisper on geek networks it might be easy to ignore, but the Wall Street Journal seems pretty sure of itself.
The current iPhone is about 9.3 millimeters thick. This new technology will combine the necessary touch sensors with the LCD cells that the old screens used, essentially merging two layers together to create a single surface that is even thinner.
A thinner screen means a thinner phone in general, following the Apple trend of making their gadgets lose weight with every new iteration. Of course, this new technology may not work for OLED, the latest high-def screen trend. OLED screens, while a full step above LCD, are also thinner and far more expensive. It looks like Apple is sticking with LCD for now, but is giving OLED thinness a run for its money.