LG Display manufacturing 4-inch screens – for the iPhone 5?

23 Aug 2012

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If fervent speculation on the upcoming iPhone is anything to go by, all signs point to a larger display, bringing Apple’s device in line with Samsung’s Galaxy S III. Manufacturers LG Display have all but confirmed this to be true and that the ‘iPhone 5’ will feature a 4-inch screen.

According to Reuters, the chief executive of LG Display said on Wednesday that mass production has begun on a thinner display that will be 30pc larger than the 3.5-inch screen on the current iPhone.

The new display will also feature in-cell panels, which allows touch sensors to be embedded into the LCD panel. This would free up additional space in the device as there would be no need for an additional touch-screen layer, meaning more room for additional features. After all, every millimetre counts.

It is widely believed that the new iPhone will launch on 12 September and be released for sale in late September.

Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com

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