Anyway, with the rumors are still surrounding on vast majority of technology websites, even business-related portals, another rumor just came around saying that the new iPhone or so called “iPhone 5” (hopefully, Apple doesn’t name it as “the New iPhone”, because iPhone 5 sounds cooler for sure) will finally land on this earth in October this year and not only that, reports also said that iPhone 5 will be planted with Qualcomm MDM9615 LTE chipset, according to guys at iDownloadBlog. And this chipset is stated will be smaller and more power-efficient than before.
So we should really wait patiently few months from now whether this next six-generation iPhone will finally launch or not.
But I do really hope that besides that LTE technology, this new iPhone will also bring a much more freedom on personal user interface customization, you know, just like on Androids, because I think this aspect is gonna be the best selling point of the new iPhone and might blow away the competition, where Android has been enjoying a lot its own “add widgets and float them around the homescreen” user interface as its main strength in order to grab demands around the market, besides its affordable price tags.
Using In-Cell Touch Panels, The Next iPhone or iPhone 5 Will be Thinner than the Previous iPhones
Yesterday, many technology and business websites around the Net were struck by the numerous rumors saying that the next iPhone or so called “iPhone 5” would launch in October and armed with Qualcomm LTE chipset, where this new technology would allow data and voice connections over the LTE networks, which becomes one of the must-have technologies on the latest smartphones. And shortly after that, we just heard again another rumor that the next iPhone would be produced thinner than the previous ones.
According to multiple reports, the reason why this next iPhone will be made thinner is because o the use of in-cell touch panels, instead of the standard normal on-cell panels that use glass on top to cover them. Therefore, in order to bring this rumor into reality, Apple is said will plan to switch its current screen manufacturers from TPK Holding and Wintek, to the new partners, Sharp and Toshiba, that have been well-experienced with this kind of technology.
But why exactly does Apple decide to use in-cell touch panels, instead of the traditional on-cell panels, on its new iPhone?
Well, according to PhoneArena, the reasons are because in-cell touch panels integrate the touch functions directly into the TFT screen and also, the touch sensors are placed directly into the color filters, rather than on top of them. Thus, it will give possibility for Apple to produce the next iPhone much thinner than the previous generations, and the cost in making the screen will also be much cheaper than before.
source: DigiTimes via PhoneArena
Pegatron Ready to Assemble the New iPhone 5 and 10-inch iPad after Receiving New Orders from Apple
It looks like it doesn’t take a long journey for the current generation of iPhone, iPhone 4S, to be replaced with a new one, the new iPhone 5. According to several reports, Pegatron, the current OEM or Original Equipment Manufacturer for Apple, has just received new orders from this tech giant to begin producing and assembling the new Apple’s project, iPhone 5.
And it’s not only that, apparently, Apple will also submit another new project for Pegatron to make the new 10-inch of iPads. With the launch date of the new iPhone 5 is on the verge, allegedly in October, and also, the challenge from Samsung GALAXY S III and other Android army look even more real to Apple, then there is no way on earth that Apple will rest its gear even a bit. There will be some busy months waiting ahead Apple.
Anyway, on the other day, Apple had also planned to roll out a new rumored 7-inch tablet or the mini version of iPad, maybe it’ll be called as iPad mini, as the answer for the challenge from Microsoft’s new project of Windows Phone 8 tablets and also, the most popular Android tablet, Kindle Fire from Amazon.
However, instead of using the service from Pegatron, Apple decides to hand over the “iPad-Mini-project” to its other major OEM, Foxtron. This iPad Mini allegedly will make a first debut in the upcoming August this year. So maybe Apple wants to share the loads to both manufactures in order to speed up the obtaining process toward the company goals, which is to establish those devices before the year of 2012 ends.
source: Digitimes via PhoneArena