|By Le Williams | 2 years ago|
Japanese website Macotakara reveals Apple’s purported iPhone 9 or ‘budget iPhone X’ will use a revolutionary display technology called ‘Full Active LCD’, allowing the budget model to have even thinner bezels than the second generation iPhone X and new iPhone X Plus.
Japan Pixel Eyes, a touch sensor made by Apple partner Japan Pixels, in addition to a Full Active LCD indicates manufacturers will have bezels as thin as 0.5mm while the current iPhone X has a 1mm bezel.
In September 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported on Apple using Japan Display to develop a Full Active LCD.
Contrariwise, Macotakara states that mass manufacturing of Full Active LCDs has a very high failure rate and this has impacted iPhone 9 production to the extent it may delay the launch until from September to November, a hold-up which was already leaked earlier this week.
Interestingly, Macotakara’s report positions itself in competition with popular leakers Ben Geskin, who successfully leaked the iPhone X last year and Ice Universe who has leaked the last three flagship Samsung Galaxy phones.
A number of current rumors suggest that the company will release three models in the fall. These include a 6.1-inch LCD model, a 5.8-inch OLED model similar to the current iPhone X, and a 6.5-inch OLED model.
Subtle differences in the camera might suggest that the supposed iPhone 9 may come with a single rear camera, while the iPhone X Plus might be equipped with dual cameras, reducing the price of the phone. A single rear camera could make this rumored phone even more affordable.