While those looking to hang onto older versions of their Apple smartphones can look to iPhone repair, people interested in the company's upcoming release may be pleased to hear the device may be slimmer than previous versions.
“The technology integrates touch sensors into the LCD, making it unnecessary to have a separate touch-screen layer,” the Wall Street Journal reported, citing information from an analyst. “The absence of the layer, usually about half-a-millimeter thick, not only makes the whole screen thinner, but improves the quality of displayed images.”
Time's Techland blog said this could be a big positive for the company, as the “in-cell” configuration has sensors inside of the color filters, eliminates the extra layer and thins out the touch screen through and image touch components. All of this will make for a much better display.
With a thinner iPhone comes less weight, Time said, which should mean easier for carrying and general use. This, of course, also means it may be a bit less durable, so it's always good to know that iPhone repair is around just in case.