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Is Toshiba Revealing Next iPhone's Screen This Week?

Is Toshiba Revealing Next iPhone's Screen This Week?

May 17, 2011
Piece by piece we’re hearing more about the next-generation iPhone. While we still can’t differentiate the facts from the rumors (that is Apple’s job), there is a new story tonight that might shed some light on the size and abilities of the handheld's screen. Toshiba announced today it would showcase “3D and other innovative LCD technologies” at the Society for Information Display (SID) Seminar, May 17-19. They contend:
Displays for Mobile Phones and Portable Electronics The mobile section of the booth will feature high-resolution LTPS displays, up to 367ppi (pixels per inch) resolution density, in sizes ranging from 3.3-inch to 4.0-inch with resolution formats ranging from Wide VGA (480 x 864) to HD (720 x 1280). In addition, these displays will demonstrate advanced technologies such as high-contrast (up to 1,500:1), high-color (up to 92% NTSC), and wide viewing angle (up to H/V 176º/176º). The displays are just a few representative examples of TMD's broad line of thin and light displays for mobile smartphones and other portable electronic devices.
According to 9 To 5 Mac, this sounds a lot like the Toshiba-Apple partnership, which was announced in December and said:
Toshiba Corp will spend about 100 billion yen ($1.19 billion) to build a factory for making small LCD panels, mainly to supply to Apple Inc’s iPhones, the Nikkei business daily said.The company’s wholly owned unit, Toshiba Mobile Display Co, will construct the facility in Ishikawa prefecture and the plant will churn out low-temperature polysilicon LCD panels, which allow for high-resolution images, the paper said.Work on the plant will start by early next year, with the production due to begin in the second half of 2011, Nikkei said.Toshiba Mobile Display already makes low-temperature polysilicon LCD panels at a facility in the prefecture and its monthly production capacity of 8.55 million units is projected to more than double with the new factory, the daily said.  Apple will invest in a portion of the investment for the factory, the Nikkei said.
Could this be confirmation the iPhone 5/4S will include a 4 inch screen with a 720p Retina display? What do you think? Leave your comments below. [Photo: 9 To 5 Mac]

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