The display Apple (AAPL) uses in the iPhone 5 could be replaced as soon as this year. It has been reported that the panel’s in-cell touch technology, which allows for a thinner design by combining the touch sensor and display into one panel, has been causing interference problems with the touchscreen and is also part of the reason behind recent supply shortages. According to a report from The China Times, Apple intends to switch to a new technology for the “iPhone 5S” — possibly “touch-on display” tech from panel maker Chimei Innolux. The technology is said to be both thin and durable, and it will offer better touch sensing capabilities than the current in-cell display. A recent report suggested the iPhone 5S will launch by June with multiple color options and two different display sizes.
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