In one respect, iPhone 5 is no different than Apple’s other iOS devices: before its release you get countless different rumors about its specifications.
Of the latest rumors that have a great chance of being true, we have got the screen of iPhone 5 being thinnest than any other iPhone before.
Phone touchscreens are basically of two. First, we have got resistive touch screens. These screens register your touch based on the pressure you apply on the screen; the pressure is sensed through the layer of sensors underneath the top screen. Secondly there is the capacitive touchscreen which works through the current in your body and using it to activate the sensors under the phone.
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In both these screen types there is a gap between the display panel and sensor panel; in capacitive touchscreens, the gap is lesser than in resistive screens. Most modern touchscreen phones have a capacitive touchscreen.
But a new report by WSJ says that LCD makers are mass producing panels that employ “in-cell” technology which effectively make the screen thinner.
By removing one of the panels in the phone, Apple can save a lot of space and make the iPhone 5 thinner or simply use that space as room for other components.
We just have to wait and find out what Apple is really going to do.
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