With iPhone 6s rumors beginning to gather momentum, a new report has hit the Web suggesting that the new smartphone could make use of a new and much thinner generation of LED backlighting chips. Obviously, this spells an either much slimmer new iPhone or one with more room for Apple to works its magic in.

Historical data suggests that the iPhone 6s would gain changes under the hood only, but with reports and rumors combined, it looks like this could well be the biggest incremental iPhone release yet with its Force Touch panel, and a possibly increased pixel count on the front-facing camera, though none of this can be confirmed right away. In a similar fashion, Digitimes, a Taiwanese publishing has shed some light on Apple’s aim to use thinner LED backlighting chips.


According to the report, the new chips have the same width and length dimensions, but are a significant 0.2mm thinner than the current ones which happen to be 0.6mm thick. While this definitely increases space for more components in the iPhone and even gives Apple the chance to maybe slim down the device even more, these new chips are reportedly 10-percent less brighter than the existing ones, which means the Mac-maker would need to use extra chips than usual.

Slimming down the iPhone seems unlikely if Apple does not find a way constrain the protruding camera to at least its existing depth on the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus, which has not really gone down that well with some Apple fans. Unless Apple finds a way to shrink the camera module, we could be looking at bigger batteries for the iPhone 6s and 6 Plus, something which would weigh in much more than a slimmer silhouette for Apple fans.


Of course all these assumptions are based upon Force Touch not being part of the final package. If Apple does go ahead with the Force Touch tech, it is bound to hog more space than the standard iPhone display panel, and that is where these new and thinner LED backlighting chips could help the iPhone maintain its already slim form factor.

(Source: Digitimes)

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