- Nov 27, 2012
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According to a fresh report coming from DigiTimes, it seems that Apple’s next-gen iPhone could get thinner and lighter thanks to new LED backlighting chips. Siu Han and Adam Hwang with the publication say the following:
"Apple, in order for its next-generation iPhones to become slimmer and lighter, will reportedly adopt 0.4t (dimensions of 3.0 x 0.85 x 0.4mm) LED chips for backlight units (BLUs), smaller than the 0.6t (3.0 x 0.85 x 0.6mm) adopted for the existing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus."
The authors further added:
"Considering patent issues and stable production, Apple will still have Japan-based Nichia and Toyoda Gose supply the 0.4t LED chips for the BLUs, according to TrendForce. As such LED chips are smaller with brightness 10% lower than 0.6t ones, the BLU may need to use 2-3 more chips to reach the same total brightness."
The publication points out that production of the new 4.7-inch and new 5.5-inch iPhones will begin in next month. An estimated 24 million units will be initially shipped in the third quarter, which could once again represent a record quarter for the company.