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Next iPhone may use Sharp, Toshiba in-cell touch technology

04/19, 11:30pm

iPhone 2012 may drop glass-on-glass touch

Apple's next iPhone might drop the traditional glass-on-glass approach to touchscreens if one rumor proves true. Part suppliers claimed to Digitimes that Sharp and Toshiba Mobile Display were "likely" producing in-cell touch panels now that yield rates were good enough for the two to participate. The two would start production of in-cell panels sometime during the spring, although it wasn't clear if that schedule would include Apple.

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