KGI Securities claims that Apple's next iPhone will be the thinnest yet
Apple's next-generation iPhone will likely be the thinnest iPhone ever produced, an anayst is predicting. KGI Securities' Ming Chi-Kuo is claiming that Apple's next iPhone will be 0.44mm thinner, thanks to Apple's upcoming switch to in-cell touch panels.
Multiple reports surfaced just recently that the next iPhone will use new in-cell touch panels, reducing the weight and thickness of the smartphone. KGI is now agreeing with those reports and claiming in-cell touch panels are indeed a go.
According to the AppleInsider, the new design would embed the phone's touch sensor within the display. eliminating the need for a separate layer. While small, the change would allow for the iPhone to measure just 7.09 mm thick, claims Kou.
While we don't often report on analyst claims, Kuo has been spot-on in the past. Last fall, Kuo claimed the iPhone 4S would have a spectacular 8-megapixel camera and super-powerful A5 dual-core CPU.
Echoing several other reports, Kuo predicted the new iPhone will arrive in the third quarter of 2012. Apple unveiled the iPhone 4S last October, and most rumors claim the tech giant is planning to keep a similar timeframe for the launch of its next iPhone. A handful, however, say the device will be unveiled in the summer.