Apple is gearing up to bring an iPhone device this year falling in the ‘budget category’ with 6.1-inch display as an attempt to keep intact those Apple fans who could not afford the higher price tags. Apple is reportedly working to introduce more innovative and the latest design of display for the budget iPhone.
Macotakara – a supply chain outlet from Japan, has published a report revealing that the 6.1-inch iPhone will use a ‘Full Active Display’. The new display is quoted to feature a “Japan Pixel Eyes” touch sensor made by Japan Display – a joint venture of Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi.
Not to mention that by using a Full Active Display, Apple will be able to achieve ultra-small bezels, down to as low as 0.5mm. For comparison, the iPhone X features around a 1mm bezel.
The fresh report reveals that the 6.1-inch iPhone will feature a “four side narrow frame,” but doesn’t offer details of the exact size of bezels. Previous leaks suggested that the LCD iPhone would have larger bezels than its OLED counterparts but this report categorically downturns those renders and rumors.
The report further indicates that high precision is a must when manufacturing this kind of displays with a chance of high failure rates during their mass production. Macotakara has also mentioned November 2018 as the cut-off date for shipping these displays. That means that the final product might be delayed till late 2018 or early 2019.
As reported earlier, Apple is expected to launch three iPhones this year – the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone along with 5.8-inch 6.5-inch OLED-boasted iPhone models. Industry experts have also predicted Apple heading to become the first $1 trillion company; courtesy of the upcoming 2018 iPhones.