London, July 18 (ANI): Software giant Apple’s new iPhone is set to have a thinner LCD screen, taking on its rival Samsung’s latest Android smartphone, Galaxy S III, a new report have revealed.
The latest Apple gadget will feature ‘in-cell technology’ which has touch sensors in the screen instead of another layer on top as it is now, making the new iPhone about half a millimeter thinner but the image quality would be much better.
According to the Daily Mail, it would also allow Apple to give stiff competition to Samsung’s Galaxy S III that has organic light-emitting displays that do not need to be backlit and are thinner than iPhone screens.
Samsung has been reportedly touting the feature as a major selling point to persuade customers to make the switch, as the iPhone 4 is 9.3mm deep compared to 8.6mm for the Galaxy S III.
There is also mounting speculation that the new iPhone will have a screen that is larger than the current iPhone’s 3.5-inch display, even though the company’s late founder Steve Jobs rejected such an idea.
Former Apple manager Leslie Grandy was recently quoted as saying that a larger iPhone, or smaller iPad, could be ‘appealing to people who do not now carry their iPads with them because they are too large and heavy’.
The thinner screen is also being believed to also allow more space for the battery, which could extend the life of the iPhone, a constant complaint amongst users. (ANI)