By: Gigaom
April 20, 2012 at 11:45 AM EDT
Rumor roundup: A thinner, shinier LTE iPhone?
We're likely months removed from the introduction of the next-generation iPhone, yet predictably rumors about the device, its components, its appearance and when it will arrive are already flying fast and furious. Here's our quick rundown of the scuttlebutt surrounding Apple's highly anticipated next phone.

We’re likely still months removed from the introduction of the next-generation iPhone, yet predictably rumors about the device, its components, its look and feel and when it will arrive are already flying fast and furious.

Here’s our quick rundown of the scuttlebutt surrounding Apple’s highly anticipated next phone.

  • Apple might be using a thinner kind of display from Toshiba and Sharp. Using “in-cell” touchscreen displays for the new iPhone could make the device thinner than it is now.
  • Korea IT News says the new iPhone’s casing will be manufactured from Liquidmetal, a combination of titanium, zirconium, nickel, copper and other metals, that can be manipulated like plastic injection molding, rather than bent into shape like sheet metal. Apple already uses it in some other products, but casting the iPhone in the material would make the device’s case tougher and more scratch resistant.
  • The sixth-generation iPhone will work on LTE networks and use Qualcomm 28nm chips, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
  • That same analyst was expecting the new device to be introduced in August (though it’s unclear why), but thanks to Qualcomm’s difficulty in manufacturing enough of these 28nm chips, he expects (another) October iPhone launch.

Related research and analysis from GigaOM Pro:
Subscriber content. Sign up for a free trial.


Related Stocks:
Stock Market XML and JSON Data API provided by FinancialContent Services, Inc.
Nasdaq quotes delayed at least 15 minutes, all others at least 20 minutes.
Markets are closed on certain holidays. Stock Market Holiday List
By accessing this page, you agree to the following
Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.
Press Release Service provided by PRConnect.
Stock quotes supplied by Six Financial
Postage Rates Bots go here