iPhone 6 To Use Slimmer, Brighter Poly-Silicon Displays in 2012

iPhone 6 To Use Slimmer, Brighter Poly-Silicon Displays in 2012

Apple’s got an obsession with thinness perhaps best described as techno-anorexic. They’ll shave millimeters off a device until it seems ready to melt upon the tongue, a communion wafer of a gadget.

I wouldn’t be surprised, then, if the following rumor pans out: Apple is reportedly working with Sharp to create new poly=silicon LCD displays that will allow the sixth-generation iPhone to get even thinner.

A slim waistline won’t be the only benefits. It will also shrink the weight of the iPhone, while sipping less juice from the battery. Poly-silicon displays are also said to give brighter, crisper and more vivid onscreen images, as well as enhanced durability.

ThisIsMyNext recently posted a mock-up of what they are hearing the iPhone 5 will look like. I don’t see this design being likely this generation: Apple tends to make radical redesigns every other generation, and the iPhone 4 was the last one. That said, the tapered design being shown in that mockup would seem to require thinner internal components… could that design, in fact, be what Apple has in mind for a Poly-Silicon Display iPhone 6?

  • Barton Lynch

    people need to stop saying apple “tends to” redesign iOS devices every other generation. They did it ONCE. There is no pattern. STOP

  • JayeDee369

    Alright now, come on!! I already loose my credit cards in my pockets, I can’t have my phone be as thin as my cards otherwise I’ll never find it LOL!!!

  • tiresius

    Damn, and I was gonna skip the iPhone 4 and wait for the iPhone 5. Now maybe I should wait for the iPhone 6…although rumor has it that the iPhone 23 is gonna be even more awesome.
    What am I to do?

  • Fin Devious

    I think i’ll wait for the iPhone 8, by which time it will be so small i’ll be able to shove it up my ass. The same place this story belongs.

  • madhatter61

    We don’t even know much about iPhone 5 and now you’re jumping on iPhone 6 … give us a break. Guessing, speculating and wondering … this isn’t new reporting … this is getting way ahead of the curve and trying to make the news … way before it is news.

  • madhatter61

    Even time I read your short articles … I get to see your picture … the eyes are weird. Is there any chance of the new, more professional looking picture?

    I get the impression from the picture … guess what I left out of this one… or is this one really off the top.

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