New Apple iPhone to have thinner screen, according to Wall Street Journal

NEW YORK (AP) — A published report says the new iPhone will have a thinner screen. That could leave more room for a larger battery.

The Wall Street Journal is citing unnamed people familiar with the matter in reporting that the new iPhone will have a screen that can sense touches without the need for a separate, touch-sensitive layer.

Tuesday's report says that would shave off half a millimeter from the thickness of the screen.

That doesn't mean the phone itself will be thinner. For instance, Apple might use the space freed up to expand the battery. That, in turn, could offset some of the higher battery drain expected from chips that use new, high-speed wireless data networks.

Apple doesn't comment on its product plans. A new iPhone is expected this fall.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments

Read more...

iPhone 6 plans leaked: Bigger, thinner iPhone 6 plans leaked: Bigger, thinner

John Matarese has a preview of Apple's upcoming new iPhone.

Alexis Gonzalez charged with stealing merchandise from several Best Buy stores Alexis Gonzalez charged with stealing merchandise from several Best Buy stores

Boynton Beach Police say that a man using fraudulent identification hit electronic stores for computers and other devices.

Police and victim say Apple returned stolen iPhone to alleged thief instead of victim Police and victim say Apple returned stolen iPhone to alleged thief instead of victim

A Boca Raton woman called the Consumer Watchdog when she and detectives couldn't get Apple to return a stolen iPhone. We expose how thieves are exploiting an Apple policy.

Apple (APPL) iPhone iOS 7 software update: Users complain parallax causes motion sickness, vertigo Apple (APPL) iPhone iOS 7 software update: Users complain parallax causes motion sickness, vertigo

The latest software update for iPhones and iPads is nauseating for some users.

Apple (APPL) iPhone 5 shortage denied, Apple Stores have healthy supplies of iPhone 5s, analysts say Apple (APPL) iPhone 5 shortage denied, Apple Stores have healthy supplies of iPhone 5s, analysts say

The iPhone 5 went on sale September 14, selling 5 million units over its first weekend. The device has been plagued by rumors of supply chain problems since then.

iPhone 5 photos leaked before release date? New iPhone i-Lab factory video leaves many unimpressed

A sneak peek of what the new iPhone may look like has some reviewers unimpressed. LOOK AT PHOTOS, VIDEO INSIDE.

iPad mini release date, pre-order date announced. Apple (APPL) unveils new iPad mini (PHOTOS) iPad mini release date, pre-order date announced. Apple (APPL) unveils new iPad mini (PHOTOS)

Apple on Tuesday unveiled a smaller iPad, dubbed the iPad mini, at a highly anticipated event in San Jose, Calif.

Apple (APPL) store in Kansas rammed by car, thieve steal electronics Apple (APPL) store in Kansas rammed by car, thieve steal electronics

Police investigated a robbery at a Kansas plaza early Friday morning, where thieves used a sedan to break in to the Apple Store.

Tim Cook apology: Was (AAPL) Apple CEO map failure apology the right move? Tim Cook apology: Was (AAPL) Apple CEO map failure apology the right move?

I'm "extremely sorry" isn't what you'd expect to hear from the chief executive of one of the most successful companies in the world -- but that's what Apple's Tim Cook is saying to customers on Apple.com.

Tim Cook apology: (AAPL) Apple CEO gives users an interactive map alternative after flop Tim Cook apology: (AAPL) Apple CEO gives users an interactive map alternative after flop

I'm "extremely sorry" isn't what you'd expect to hear from the chief executive of one of the most successful companies in the world -- but that's what Apple's Tim Cook is saying to customers on Apple.com.