iPhone 6 to Employ p-Si LCD Screens From Sharp

Who’s sick and tired of all of the iPhone 5 news, and is ready for the iPhone 6 rumors to begin heating up?

I knew you all were a group of forward thinking chaps!

Apple Insider is reporting that Apple will take a next generation leap forward by implementing new p-Si LCD screen technology in the iPhone 6.

According to the rumors, the LCD screens should start rolling off the assembly line in early 2012…

The p-Si stands for Poly-Silicon, in this case Low-Temperature Poly-Silicon. Per Toshiba, the world’s first supplier of large screen p-Si LCD panels:

A p-Si LCD panel answers a variety of needs, such as lower profile design, reduced weight and lower power consumption and allows for notebook PCs that are more comfortable and convenient to use.

Their site goes on to list the following advantages of p-Si technology over that of traditional LCD’s. These include:

  • Increased image quality
  • Enhanced durability
  • Lower profile and lighter weight
  • Lower power consumption

Those seem like some no-brainer benefits, especially for mobile devices. It could mean that we will see a tougher, thinner iPhone with greater battery life, and improved image quality on-screen.

Perhaps the main caveat at this point in the game, would be price, but we’ve heard rumblings about how good a bunch of negotiators the folks at Apple are. No doubt they’ll be able to keep prices low on the tech by buying up a huge supply.

Currently Apple is employing IPS technology in the majority of its products, including the iPhone and the iPad. Competitors on the Android platform have steered towards AMOLED technology which, to be honest, looks very nice under the right conditions.

It’ll be interesting to see if these rumors pan out, and how the next generation iPhone’s screen technology will stack up against the rapidly growing competition.

What do you think about these rumors?