There are many rumors doing the rounds right now. But a latest report says new iPhone 5 to come with features like in-cell touch panels
with the time of release of the next iPhone 5 drawing near, the frequency of rumours from Asia have increased, iPhone parts are manufactured in asia every now and then there is something new which is almost credible. The latest rumour regarding the iPhone 5 is that it is going to use cutting edge in-cell touch panels.
Taiwan based tech newspaper Digitimes stated, “An improvement in yield rates of the in-cell touch panels at Sharp and TMD has persuaded Apple to choose to cooperate with Japan-based panel makers.”
The incorporation of the in-cell touch panels would reduce the weight of the phone, reduce the thickness of the phone and eliminate the need for an external module or film. This sounds credible for Apple as when Apple gadgets are concerned, they happen to be the slimmest and the sleekest out there.
Digitimes also added that iPhone 5 would be out in the markets on the third quarter of 2012. Now this part has been doing the rounds of rumour mill for some time already.
If the most recent rumours are to be followed, then the iPhone 5 would also be made of the new technology called “Liquidmetal.” Then some weeks back Foxconn featured a factory worker discussing plans to ramp up hiring in preparation for iPhone 5 production. Yet another report cited an analyst who said information gleaned from a recent trip to China and Taiwan suggested a slimmer new iPhone with a larger screen and a unibody frame.
The most interesting of them all is the one concerning Liquidmetal. Tech website Wired states, “Liquidmetal is a strong material that essentially acts like metal glass, and can be used to manufacture the phones in a different way.
The Wired report further states that iPhone parts made with Liquidmetal can be produced using a process similar to plastic injection molding rather than by die-casting. If the Unibody news about the upcoming iPhone is to be believed then the Liquidmetal news gels with it perfectly.
Another bit of eye catching news regarding Apple is that Greenpeace came out with its clean cloud report recently and gave Apple and Amazon awful grades.
The Greenpeace report came out on April 17 and it studied how “green” the cloud computing operations were for 14 major players in the industry. Greenpeace found that some cloud data centers use as much electricity as 180,000 homes would use.
Apple quickly retaliated saying that the data on which Greenpeace based its report is flawed.