Rumor: Next iPhone could see new “Touch on Display” Technology

The rumors for the next iPhone started not long after the iPhone 5 (picture above) was announced and released. Here we are, only 3 full months after the iPhone 5 release, and we are talking the next iPhone. We’ve heard of different colors and screen sizes, so what about some new technology, too? A new rumor coming from The China Times says Apple is currently testing out the possibility of using “Touch on Display” technology in the next device from the Cupertino company. Innolux, the company that developed the technology, is currently a supplier for Apple. The panels it has built are said to be in testing already.

The relatively new iPhone 5 just adopted a new screen technology in-cell technology, where the touch panel and glass are combined. There have been some reported problems though, such as lag in recognizing touch and a problem with rapid diagonal swiping. It’s been proposed that these could be reasons for Apple looking into a different display technology. This may become a reality as soon as the next iPhone, rumored to be called the 5S to keep in line with previous naming conventions. We will see sometime next year, it seems.

What do you think? Interested in what the new technology has in store? Do you have any problems with your iPhone 5? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.


Via: MacRumors, The China Times (Google Translate)

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  • MaeganBabcock

    What exactly is “Touch on Display” technology?  I’ve never heard of it before, and your article doesn’t say.

  • KEVOzWorld

    I think I’m just gonna wait until Apple “Gets it Right” again before I buy another iPhone. Until then, I’m 4Sing.

  • hippopwnamus

    @MaeganBabcock Basically it’s when the actual light diodes and what registers the “touch” is put into one layer instead of two, making the whole screen thinner.