Many always anticipate from Apple that there will be upgrades on the components that make up every newly released iPhone. For instance, from the time when the first iPhone was released, the next versions of the iPhone all featured a slimmer design than the previous model, except for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S which were almost the same. Recent rumors indicate the latest touch panel technology might be integrated in the upcoming iPhone 5, which could result in a slimmer iPhone 5.
Reports on an Asian newspaper say that iPhone 5 will most likely feature a new touch panel technology. This assumption is based on the fact that Apple has apparently been collaborating with two Japanese panel manufacturers. According to the source, the new touch panel technology includes touch inside the thin-film transistor LCD, thus there will be no need for extra sensors and glass anymore.
Since there will be lesser sensors and glass integrated into the iPhone 5, it will certainly make the device much lighter. But, it is probable that Apple might use this available space given by the touch panel technology to integrate a number of the speculated iPhone 5 features. It seems right that Apple would use small size components so as to give space to features such as 4G LTE connectivity or 3D support for the camera.
Clearly, the latest touch panel technology will bring about an iPhone 5 that have a light weight and slimmer body. In addition, it might also have an effect on the quality of the screen display on the next generation iPhone 5.
Some of the iPhone 4S owners are having problems with their device not being very responsive to touch at times. On the other hand, because of the new touch panel technology, the screen will function much better on the iPhone 5. Moreover, iPhone 5 users might find it easier to use other tools on the screen, for example, a stylus pen.