Tuesday, May 17, 2016

prepping bezel-free design, FaceTime camera for 'iPhone 6'

A Tuesday afternoon rumor out of South Kor suggests that may be considering an edge-to-edge display for the eighth-eration iPhone, while Japanese media reports that is in talks to supply front-facing FaceTime camera modules for the handset in addition to the rr iSight camera components.
Mockup of iPhone with 4.94-inch screen, crted byMarco Arment.
is said to be testing prototypes of the so-called "iPhone 6" that lack bezels surrounding the devices' displays, according totheKor Herald.Rumors of an iPhone fturing a bezel-less design have been circulating for yrs, with one report last November claimingthat was working on handsets with "larger displays with glass that curves downward at the edges."
The display is also thought to fture integrated fingerprint sensing capabilities, technology that has previously detailedin patent filings. It is unclr whether that would mn the end of the Touch ID-infused home button, or indeed the end of the home button all together.
In addition, the iPhone 6 could sport a new -supplied front-facing camera. The Japanese electronics giant is believed to be negotiating a new agreement that would see its shipments of CMOS camera modules to double as rly as next yr,Nikkei Asian Reviewsaid in a new report.
reportedly purchased a semiconductor manufacturing facility from Japanese manufacturer Renesas Electronics as a precursor to the dl. After an initial investment of some ¥35 billion ($342 million), the plant will boost 's CMOS manufacturing capacity by 25 percent per month.

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