iPhone 5S specs to include ‘touch-on’ display tech?

iPhone 5S specs to include ‘touch-on’ display tech?The iPhone 5S rumours are flowing thick and fast. Just yesterday, Jimmy Martinez was saying that the inevitable iPhone 5S might come in two sizes and five colours.

Today we’re relaying the suggestion that the iPhone 5S might adopt something called ‘touch-on’ display technology – partly in response to problems with the iPhone 5.

Currently, the iPhone 5 uses in-cell screen technology, which combines the display and touch sensor into a single beast.

That’s all well and good when it comes to thinness, but there’s seemingly an issue with iPhone 5 touchscreen sensitivity, particularly when rapidly swiping back and forth diagonally.

According to The China Times, and a presumably accurate translation from AppAdvice, Apple is looking to Chimei Innolux for the iPhone 5S display.

Chimei Innolux’s “touch-on” display technology reportedly boasts thinness, toughness, and enhanced touch sensitivity. Can’t argue with that.

The iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 broke from tradition and launched in September/October, but the general consensus is that the iPhone 5S will debut in summer. That'd at least allow a bit of breathing space between the iPad 5 (February/March) and iPad mini 2 (October/November).

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6 comments

mightyforest  Jan. 4, 2013 at 18:29

running out of ideas??

Pondlife  Jan. 4, 2013 at 19:35

You had any problems with the touchscreen then Lewis?

Lots said the 5 would launch in summer

lcurdie / MOD  Jan. 5, 2013 at 14:29

You had any problems with the touchscreen then Lewis?

No probs here, Pondi. Though I can't say I've done a great deal of "rapidly swiping back and forth diagonally".

Pondlife  Jan. 5, 2013 at 18:47

Yeah doesn't sound an obvious need, though thought it might occur in those slicing games..

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 6, 2013 at 17:41

Yeah doesn't sound an obvious need, though thought it might occur in those slicing games..
Fruit Ninja is surprisingly addictive...good job my nice, Note 2 display doesn't have issues with diagonal touch recognition, eh, Lewis ;)?

Pondlife  Jan. 6, 2013 at 17:55

I found it very tedious very fast

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