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LG exec says mass production of in-cell displays has started ahead of rumored iPhone launch

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The CEO of panel maker LG on Wednesday said the company has started mass production of thin and light in-cell displays, a technology many expect will be employed in the next-generation iPhone.

"We just began mass production and we don't expect any disruption in supplies," said chief executive of LG Display Han Sang-beom. His comments were under embargo until early Thursday, Korean time, reports Reuters.

While details are scarce, the CEO's comments are in line with rumors saying Apple will debut the next-generation handset at a special event on Sept. 12, a date only three weeks away. Follow-up reports claim the company will be taking pre-orders on launch day which will be fulfilled in the U.S. on Sept. 21.

Analysts have speculated that Apple will be using new in-cell LCD technology in an effort to slim down the rumored device by up to 0.4mm. Among the suppliers capable of mass producing in-cell units is Sharp, LG and Japan Display, Inc., a new company formed in 2012 from the display arms of Toshiba, Sony and Hitachi. A previous report notes Sony and Hitachi began shipping 4-inch LCD panels to Apple in November 2011 to be used in an unknown iOS device scheduled for release this year.

Wednesday's announcement comes just days after photos of a purported next-gen iPhone display assembly surfaced. The unit was unpowered and not much information could be gleaned from the "leaked" part.

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Photos claiming to be of the next-gen iPhone's display assembly. | Source: UBreakiFix.com


AppleInsider discovered Apple itself recently won a U.S. patent for in-cell touchscreen technology. Embodiments of the invention range from basic in-cell display adaptations, which remove a layer of substrate (glass) by integrating the display's touch sensing and LCD elements, to completely new ideas regarding the manufacture of such screens.

In-cell technology is thought to be a good fit for the sixth-generation iPhone as a thinner display would offset the weight gain associated with an increase in screen size. Because the multitouch display is the iPhone's only method of input, it dictates the handset's design, thus an enlarged screen would mean an overall increase in dimensions. It is not known if Apple will employ the recently-patented inventions or rely on those from third-party display manufacturers.
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So are the current rumors that it will be unveiled on Sep. 21 and released on Oct. 4th.?

 

 


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So are the current rumors that it will be unveiled on Sep. 21 and released on Oct. 4th.?

 

So does the announcement happen on the 12th or the 21st????

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Originally Posted by logandigges View Post
So are the current rumors that it will be unveiled on Sep. 21 and released on Oct. 4th.?

 

Announced on the 12th and released on the 21st. Products are released on Fridays and announced on Wednesdays.


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It's good to see LG putting the money they get for these things to good use.

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Announced on the 12th and released on the 21st. Products are released on Fridays and  announced on Wednesdays.

Oh. So a small change since last year.

 

 


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Announced on the 12th and released on the 21st. Products are released on Fridays and  announced on Wednesdays.

Kinda hard to believe they'll have millions ready to go a month from now.
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Kinda hard to believe they'll have millions ready to go a month from now.

 

Just US launch, I imagine. Not China or anything.

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Just US launch, I imagine. Not China or anything.

 

We should get them first, again.

 

Thanks to the International date line.

 

While you are sleeping in Australia we will have them.

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Oh. So a small change since last year.

Also a change from 2010 when I picked up my iPhone 4 on its June 24 launch day, a Thursday.

And from the iPhone 4S announcement on October 4, 2011, a Tuesday.

I also clearly remember my wife giddily awaiting the delivery of her per-ordered original iPad on its launch day - Saturday, April 3, 2010.
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Have you seen the Jack-in-the-Box commercials that parody Siri?
Classic. Too bad it's so true though.
Very happy with my Samsung G2, which has a larger screen than even the new iPhone. Plus, a much more customizable UI.
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Although the iPhone revolutionized the mobile phone and PDA all in one concept I am worried that this revision of iPhone may not be a big seller as Previous versions.  I think the Slamslung phone and the AT&T attitude (anti Apple Data hog) may hurt the iPhone and its newer versions in the long run.

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Have you seen the Jack-in-the-Box commercials that parody Siri?
Classic. Too bad it's so true though.
Very happy with my Samsung G2, which has a larger screen than even the new iPhone. Plus, a much more customizable UI.

Wow. Just looked over your posts. No agenda there. :D

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Another year, Another iphone.

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Wow. Just looked over your posts. No agenda there. 1biggrin.gif

She likes a good parody, large screens and customization. What's the issue?
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Also a change from 2010 when I picked up my iPhone 4 on its June 24 launch day, a Thursday.
And from the iPhone 4S announcement on October 4, 2011, a Tuesday.
I also clearly remember my wife giddily awaiting the delivery of her per-ordered original iPad on its launch day - Saturday, April 3, 2010.

I am just guessing here, but they likely want to avoid an announcement on Tuesday, September 11...

Just a thought.
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Have you seen the Jack-in-the-Box commercials that parody Siri?

What are those? Do you have a YouTube link?

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Hopefully they don't have burn in issues like the LG panels are said to have for the rMBP        im hoping for a samsung screen believe it or not

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Another year, Another iphone.

 

Brilliant, isn't it? Perhaps by this time next year Samsung can build a tablet that doesn't feel like it will fall apart in your hands.

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Originally Posted by hill60 View Post

While you are sleeping in Australia we will have them.

 

That should give them plenty of extra time to complain about how the LTE doesn't work.

😬

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Very happy with my Samsung G2, which has a larger screen than even the new iPhone. Plus, a much more customizable UI.

 

I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that absolutely no one here cares in any respect.


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Another year, Another iphone.

 

Another thread, another troll.


Originally Posted by starbird73 View Post
I am just guessing here, but they likely want to avoid an announcement on Tuesday, September 11...
Just a thought.

 

They don't do any Tuesday announcements anymore.


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It's good to hear that production is happening ahead of the launch¡

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It's good to hear that production is happening ahead of the launch¡

Heheh. Who'da thunk it?

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I'm not concerned much on how the public receives the new iPhone ...everyone has been waiting for this update since the 4th iPhone... and guess what?? The design that they are currently showing of the leaked photos on this website... will not really make them so happy but its okay because it's really thin and it has a widescreen display. But I think most people are expecting something like this... since they aren't AI's.

 

http://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/iphone-5.jpg?w=508&h=362&h=362

 

( with the edges fixed to look like the 3GS's) and instead they are getting the design we've been seeing all over here, and last time Apple stuck to their old design the stock went down 20 bucks at launch and Steve Jobs passed away the day after. If it was up to him he would of made the iPhone more like the one in the photo I showed... and it would come in all colors like those of the iPod shuffles.

 

And if Apple is to launch an iPhone during Septemeber you'd be wrong, just like last years predictions... they had an event on October, and I think they will launch it on November just in time for the holiday season shopping.

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I'm not concerned much on how the public receives the new iPhone ...everyone has been waiting for this update since the 4th iPhone... and guess what?? The design that they are currently showing of the leaked photos on this website... will not really make them so happy but its okay because it's really thin and it has a widescreen display. But I think most people are expecting something like this... since they aren't AI's.

http://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/iphone-5.jpg?w=508&h=362&h=362

( with the edges fixed to look like the 3GS's) and instead they are getting the design we've been seeing all over here, and last time Apple stuck to their old design the stock went down 20 bucks at launch and Steve Jobs passed away the day after. If it was up to him he would of made the iPhone more like the one in the photo I showed... and it would come in all colors like those of the iPod shuffles.

And if Apple is to launch an iPhone during Septemeber you'd be wrong, just like last years predictions... they had an event on October, and I think they will launch it on November just in time for the holiday season shopping.

That design is awful! I absolutely hate those mockups. Not all, just the ones that eschew any critical thinking or logic when designing something. It's great someone wants something to "look cool" but it also has to be practical and a solid metal back isn't even close without a lot of qualifiers.
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Wow. Just looked over your posts. No agenda there. :D

No rational person would consider a larger screen with much lower resolution and gaudy, over-saturated images superior.

 

No rational person would consider “customization” of paramount importance.

 

Assessing a category of products or services solely on the basis of two properties portends a deficit of thought applied to the assessment.  A rational person would consider the product and service holistically by reviewing importance factors such as:

  • battery life 
  • content availability (apps, books, movies, music, podcasts, ringtones, television)
  • cost (TCO)
  • customer service (availability and quality of service)
  • customization (no definition has been provided)
  • display quality (brightness, color gamut, contrast, ppi, size, viewing angle, etc.)
  • ecosystem ("made for iPhone" products)
  • enterprise management
  • ergonomic design (size, weight)
  • lifecycle
  • integration of services
  • reliability
  • security
  • synchronization of services
  • user interface design (consistency, ease-of-use, intuitiveness, latency, etc.)
  • etc.
  • etc.
  • etc.

 

This suggests a reason that Android-based smartphone proponents seem incapable of properly delineating their reasoning process regarding choice of smartphone.

 
 
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Originally Posted by Strat09 View Post
But I think most people are expecting something like this... since they aren't AI's.

 

http://9to5mac.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/iphone-5.jpg?w=508&h=362&h=362

 

I don't get what people's obsession is with the 3GS' design. It's not really that good anymore, considering. It wasn't very good at all when it was released on the 3G, even. The 1st-gen iPhone had the best design until the iPhone 4 came along.


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That design is awful! I absolutely those mockups.

 

I absolutely those mockups, too.

😏

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I absolutely those mockups, too.😏

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The US and Canada [and the Americas] are ONE DAY behind many countries around the world, including Australia. I am a bit confused by your saying "getting it first" and then "thanking the date line". 

 

 

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We should get them first, again.

 

Thanks to the International date line.

 

While you are sleeping in Australia we will have them.

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Another year, Another iphone.

 

Yes this one like it too, many, many good.
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The US and Canada [and the Americas] are ONE DAY behind many countries around the world, including Australia. I am a bit confused by your saying "getting it first" and then "thanking the date line". 

 

 

That's why, I had had my 3G for about 14 hours when America was still lining up, the 4 launch was delayed here so missed out on having that first, the fifth iPhone model the 4S was launched here the same date, except you write it backwards.

 

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Ahh..that...

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That's why, I had had my 3G for about 14 hours when America was still lining up, the 4 launch was delayed here so missed out on having that first, the fifth iPhone model the 4S was launched here the same date, except you write it backwards.

Posted from Australia 2:55pm, 23/8/2012
I believe he is confused by the missing comma. He read your post as, "While you are sleeping in Australia, we will have them." When you meant, "While you are sleeping, in Australia we will have them." The lack of a comma made him think that Tallest Skil was in Australia.

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Have you seen the Jack-in-the-Box commercials that parody Siri?
Classic. Too bad it's so true though.
Very happy with my Samsung G2, which has a larger screen than even the new iPhone. Plus, a much more customizable UI.

My dumb TV (2003) has even a larger screen than your Samesung G2!
How cool is that?
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Sweet. In cell tech. Finally they caught up to what Samsung has been doing for about three years now lol.gif

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Why do people want the new iPhone to look like the iPad or worse the magic mouse.
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Is customizable screen just codeword for widgets? So we're all supposed to drool over Android because it has widgets?
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That's why, I had had my 3G for about 14 hours when America was still lining up, the 4 launch was delayed here so missed out on having that first, the fifth iPhone model the 4S was launched here the same date, except you write it backwards.

Posted from Australia 2:55pm, 23/8/2012
You're all ass about face. If it's released on the DAY of the 21st in the US then it's night time here in Australia. So we don't get it until the next morning (22nd).
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Sweet. In cell tech. Finally they caught up to what Samsung has been doing for about three years now lol.gif

Which Samsung phones have in-cell LCD? Why is LCD significant over AMOLED? Simple, they are different technologies.

Here's a pic from Apple's patent on the tech. The whole thing is based on TFT-LCDs, not on a completely different display tech.

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You're all ass about face. If it's released on the DAY of the 21st in the US then it's night time here in Australia. So we don't get it until the next morning (22nd).

They start releasing the same day for all available markets. They don't start with the US and then start releasing to the other countries after that. We've seen plenty of unboxings that first started in Australia or New Zealand.

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The US and Canada [and the Americas] are ONE DAY behind many countries around the world, including Australia. I am a bit confused by your saying "getting it first" and then "thanking the date line". 

That's as accurate as saying that Pacific Time is a day ahead of Central Time because you could argue that there is a time frame in which the days aren't the same.

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