It’s only a matter of days till Apple’s iPhone 6s and the plus-sized 6s Plus are formally unveiled. The secrets surrounding the technical specs and physical appearance of those two devices have currently been deciphered thanks to a series of visual and written leaks over the last few months, making it the best time to proceed to going over Apple’s 2016 design, or the iPhone 7 as it’s most likely be called. So let’s kick it off with a report coming out of Asia which suggests that Apple could be preparing on moving back to its historical approach of building touch panels.

The report prices quote those who are apparently acquainted with Apple’s Asian supply chains, asserting that the Tim Cook and team could possibly reverse time by utilizing ultra-thin glass-on-glass touch panels for future iPhone designs.

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The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models may not yet be readily available to the general public, but Apple will unquestionably currently be focusing on next year’s iPhone 7. The report states:

Makers have actually already started sending out samples of fully laminated G/G technology to Apple and Corning along with Asahi Glass have actually also reportedly sent glass samples.

The discussion surrounding the possibility of moving away from in-cell display technology in favor of ultra-thin glass-on-glass panels has been on the lips of a number of analysts for a long time, although no genuine significance has been put on it, till now. Among the primary reason behind the prospective modification could be down to the fact that Apple, together with other producers, is experiencing extremely problematic traffic jams with the supply of in-cell tech, which in turn is causing delays with the roll-out of new functions and enhanced screen resolution.


In an effort to battle this issue, Apple’s touch panel supply chain makers are trying to produce glass-on-glass panels that would enable the Cupertino-based giant to design and develop iPhones that would be of comparable thickness to current designs. The iPhone 6s is rumored to be roughly 0.2 mm thicker than the current-generation model, however there’s no chance Apple would want to jeopardize the sleekness of the iPhone any even more than this. The very same sources are also recommending that any modification would happen in time for next year’s iPhone release and will not affect the underlying DNA of the iPhone 6s’ display screen.

(Source: DigiTimes)

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