iPhone 7 may arrive with WATERPROOF DISPLAY
Japan Display is a currently supplier of LCD displays for Apple`s iPhones. The news are Japan Display has developed the most advanced LCD display for phones : the second generation of its Pixel Eyes LCD modules, allowing slimmer bezels and the ability to function with wet fingers.
The original Pixel Eyes modules are recognized for putting touch functionality directly into the display. The updated models make use of new materials, along with a new sensor structure, resulting in a decrease of bezel width from 0.8mm to 0.5mm. This is combined with the display's ability to recognize stylus input as narrow as 1mm, allowing more details in writing or drawing applications. The other big feature of the LCD module is that it can still accept touch input from wet fingers, something that is rare in smartphones today due to water's tendency to mess with capacitive sensors. This is also something that would surely be required for a smartphone to live up to "waterproof" claims.
The Japanese company says production and shipments in volume will begin this quarter, which could align perfectly with Apple's usual plans of increased iPhone production during the summer months in this case for the iPhone 7.
There have been rumors suggesting Apple and Japan Display have partnered up for a $1.7 billion display plant to produce screens for iPhones in 2016, so it's not out of the question that we'll see Japan Display screens in the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7s.