New LCD screen technology is expected to not just improve image quality in the next generation iPhone, but it could make it thinner as well.
According to WSJ.com, Sharp, Japan Display, and LG Display are fervently producing the display panels for the next iPhone. Current touch-screens have been composed of a display layer and a touch-screen layer. By integrating touch sensors into a single LCD layer, a thinner touch-screen with even better image quality can be produced.
Other reports overwhelmingly support Apple will stretch the current 3.5-inch display to 4-inches or more in the next iPhone.
Samsung's latest smartphone, the Galaxy S III, features a 4.8-inch OLED screen and is thinner than Apple's current iPhone.
Smartphone makers seem obsessed with making the thinnest devices possible, but does Apple need to make a slimmer iPhone? It could offer the space needed for a higher capacity battery.