It is looking increasingly likely the iPhone 6 screen will use next-generation quantum dot display technology.
Apple is strongly expected to launch the iPhone 6 in July, and according to a wealth of rumours and patents, it will use quantum dot screen technology.
Rumours also suggest the iPhone 6 will come with the largest display ever seen on an iPhone, so combined with the introduction of new technology, we could see a rather stunning iPhone 6 screen.
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Over the past few months, multiple sources have reported Apple will use quantum dot technology to enhance the display of its next-generation smartphone.
At least five Apple patents relating to the technology have been published so far, detailing how Apple would use quantum dot screen to improve the image quality of its iPhone displays – and potentially iPads as well.
The patents explain that Apple will improve colour reproduction in the Retina display by emitting the light through a thin film of quantum dots, while the technology would also allow a wider gamut of colours to be shown more accurately.
Of course, the quantum dot technology isn’t new and is already used in the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablets. The Fire HDX range offer hi-resolution displays of 1920 x 1200 on the Kindle Fire HDX and 2560 x 1600 with excellent colour reproduction, but do suffer from light-bleed issues.
However, Apple is on top of this already, outlining in one patent that it has seen similar problems in its Research and Development process and has already addressed them.
Jason Hartlove, CEO of Nanosys (a leading company in the development of quantum dot technology) also said that the first smartphone with a quantum dot display would launch by the middle of 2014, which would coincide with a July iPhone 6 launch.
Apple CEO Tim Cook himself also stressed the importance of the overall display experience, combining screen size and quality.
“We want to give our customers what’s right in all respects – not just the size but in the resolution, in the clarity, in the contrast, in the reliability”, said Cook during an interview earlier this year. “There are many different parameters to measure a display and we care about all those, because we know that’s the window to the software.”
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